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Rudbeckia triloba (Brown-eyed Susan, Coneflower)


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Rudbeckia triloba rud-BEK-ee-ah try-LOW-bah Common Name: Brown-eyed Susan, Coneflower Genus: Rudbeckia
This biennial makes a superb, self-sown companion in a mixed border or wild garden. It reaches up to 5 feet tall and exhibits a long-lasting, airy spray of small, daisy-like blossoms in yellow with purple-black centers. The flowers are beautiful in late summer bouquets. 
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 spring.
Problems: Aphids, powdery mildew, smut, rust, Ramularia and Septoria leaf spots, snails, slugs.
Height 3 ft. to 6 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 Birds; Attracts Butterflies; Native; Self Seeds; Showy Flowers; Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time Fall; Summer
Flower Color Brown Flower; Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Naturalizing, Suitable as Annual
Style Cottage Garden, Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Annuals

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