Rudbeckia laciniata

Photographs belong to the photographers who allow use for FNPS purposes only. Please contact the photographer for all other uses.

Cutleaf Coneflower


Plant Specifics

Size:3 - 6 (12) ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Brown,black
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Background plant as tall.
Availability:Friends, Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand
Soil pH:



Seeds eaten by small birds such as finches.


  • Attracts bumble bees, butterflies
  • Larval host for the silvery checkerspot, found only in extreme north Florida.

Native Habitats:Forests

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:

Very robust.  Forms large patches.  Given its potential to be very tall, it may needs to have support from adjacent plants.  

Data on salt tolerance comes mostly from northern sources where the source of salt is winter road de-icing.