Rudbeckia fulgida

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

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Orange Coneflower


Plant Specifics

Size:2-3 ft tall by 1.5 to 2.5 ft wide, clump-forming
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow,orange
Fruit Color:Brown,black
Phenology:Winter dormant. Spread by stolons and can self-seed. Blooms summer-early fall.
Habitats:Flatwoods, open pine/oak forests, ruderal areas.


Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden, border plant, rain gardens, containers.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil/Substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand



Small birds eat the seed.

Deer tend to avoid this.

Attracts bumble bees, butterflies

Larval host for the silvery checkerspot, found only in extreme north Florida.