Rudbeckia maxima

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  • Common Name: Large Coneflower
  • Plant Story:

    A super-sized Black-Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia maxima is noted for its sturdy upright stems that have a strong architectural presence in the garden with bluish waxy leaves. Each coneflower features large yellow daisy-like flowers with a central dark brown cone throughout the early summer. Leave the flower stalks after they bloom so goldfinches can enjoy the seeds.

  • Type: Perennial Herbaceous
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Planting Zone: 4-9
  • Height: 5-7 ft
  • Spread: 3-4 ft
  • Light Requirements:Full Sun
  • Suggested Uses: Naturalized areas
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to: Butterflies,
  • Plant Deer Resistant:Yes
  • Plant Potential Pests:No serious problems
  • Is NativeCentral and South United States
  • Form: Upright
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Tolerates heat, drought, and light shade. May self-seed. Best in moist soil.


Large Coneflower - Additional Photos