Orange Coneflower

Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Orange Coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm')
rud-BEK-ee-ah FULL-jih-dah variety sul-ih-VAN-tee-eye
Genus:  Rudbeckia
Large flowers consisting of brassy orange-yellow rays surrounding brown cones are what make this plant so popular. It blooms for 7 or 8 weeks beginning in midsummer. The flowers top 18- to 30-inch-tall plants that will readily self sow in cultivated soils. 
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Rudbeckias hail from the moist meadows and dappled woods of North America. They are suitable for mixed borders, meadows, native gardens, open woods, and large annual displays. 
Care:  Grow in average, slightly heavy but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.
Propagation:  Sow seeds in a cold frame in early spring, or divide plants in spring or fall.
Problems:  Aphids, powdery mildew, smut, rust, Ramularia and Septoria leaf spots, snails, slugs.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Brown Flower,
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Naturalizing,
Roadside
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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