Rudbeckia laciniata

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Cutleaf Coneflower


Plant Specifics

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


Recommended Uses:Background plant as tall.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely 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 Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand



Seeds eaten by small birds such as finches.

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