Rudbeckia fulgida Orange Coneflower  Black-eyed Susan
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  Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
  Sun to 
Lt Shade
Yellow with Dark Center 12 - 30
Average to Moist 12 to 18 Inches perennial
  Rudbeckia fulgida Orange Coneflower Black-eyed Susan  flower picture Rudbeckia fulgida Orange Coneflower picture by cj Rudbeckia fulgida Orange Coneflower Black-eyed Susan  flower picture        

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Rudbeckia fulgida Seeds
Orange Coneflower

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Rudbeckia fulgida Orange coneflower is a perennial Black-eyed Susan that prefers average to moist soil and like other black-eyed susans it is a magnet for butterflies.  This versatile wildflower can be grown in a container for the water garden or naturalized in a moist meadow.  The flowers are similar to Rudbeckia hirta (black-eyed susan).  Seeds may germinate better after a few weeks of cool moist stratification.

 Asteraceae (Aster Family)

The map below shows areas where native Rudbeckia fulgida Orange Coneflower wildflowers grow wild.  Orange coneflower will grow over a much wider area if planted.  Plant in USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 9.

Rudbeckia fulgida plants
Orange coneflower plants


New Jersey 
New York
North Carolina

South Carolina
West Virginia 

State Distributional Map for RUFU2


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rudbeckia fulgida Orange Coneflower Blackeyed susan Plant distribution map and information complements of
USDA, NRCS. 2006. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 ( Data compiled from various sources by Mark W. Skinner. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

















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Rudbeckia fulgida is a perennial Black-eyed Susan coneflower with yellow-orange slightly curved petals each toothed at its apex. The 1-3 ft. stems and scattered oval leaves are covered with bristly hairs. Flower heads are 2-3 in. wide. Rudbeckia fulgida  is an easy and trouble-free native wildflower that self-sows and produces abundant offsets.  It is a variable species with numerous varieties. Southeastern forms of this variable species have smaller flowers.

Rudbeckia fulgida is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates hot and humid summers as well as some light shade. Deadhead spent flowers to prolong bloom. Orange Coneflower can be divided when clumps become overcrowded.

This species of coneflower has no serious insect or disease problems and is native over the Midwest and Eastern US where it occurs in both dry and moist soils in open woods, glades and thickets. It is an upright, rhizomatous, clump-forming, free-blooming coneflower which typically grows to 2 to 3 feet tall, often forming colonies in the wild. Features daisy-like flowers (to 2.5" across) with yellow rays and brownish-purple center disks. Orange Coneflower plants have a prolific bloom production over a long mid-summer to fall bloom period combined with attractive oblong to lanceolate, medium green foliage. Good cut flower. This species is infrequently sold by nurseries because of the excellent varieties and cultivars available 

Orange Coneflower attracts butterflies and songbirds and is used in both cut flowers and dried flower arrangements.  this Blackeyed Susan will naturalize when planted in a meadow or other natural setting. Mass in bold drifts in the perennial border, cottage garden, meadow, butterfly garden, native plant garden or naturalized area. Provides excellent bloom and color for the late summer.