RUDBECKIA laciniata (Cutleaf Coneflower) is a herbaceous perennial plant native to North America. It is a member of the sunflower family (Asteraceae) and is known for its tall stature, deeply lobed leaves, and striking yellow flowers. Cutleaf Coneflower is valued for its bold appearance, long blooming period, and ability to attract pollinators.
Cutleaf Coneflower is a robust perennial that typically grows to a height of 3 to 6 feet (90 to 180 cm) and has a spread of about 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm). It has sturdy, erect stems and deeply lobed, fern-like leaves. The leaves are bright green and add an attractive textural element to the plant. It prefers full sun to partial shade and moist to wet soil conditions. Cutleaf Coneflower can tolerate a range of soil types, including clay and loamy soils.
The flowers of Rudbeckia laciniata are large and showy, with vibrant yellow petals surrounding a greenish-yellow central cone. The petals are elongated and slightly drooping. The flower typically blooms from midsummer to early fall, with the flowering period lasting for several weeks. They are nectar-rich and attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.
Cutleaf Coneflower is often used in cottage gardens, meadow plantings, or rain gardens. Its bold flowers and tall stature make it an excellent choice for the back of garden borders or as a focal point in a garden bed. Additionally, the flowers can be used as cut flowers in floral arrangements.
Cutleaf Coneflower, with its impressive height, deeply lobed leaves, and vibrant yellow flowers, adds a strong visual impact to gardens and landscapes. It supports pollinator populations and adds a touch of natural beauty to the environment.
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Scientific Name: Rudbeckia Laciniata
Common Name: Cutleaf Coneflower
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: North America, United States, Canada
Habitat: Stream banks, Moist Forests, Wet sites
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer (Mid, Late), Fall
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Resistant: Deer, Wet soil
Characteristics: Showy, Fragrant
Flower Color: Yellow
Water Requirement: Average, High
Soil Type: Moist but well-drained
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Advantage: Easy to grow
Uses: Medicinal uses, Food, Ornamental, Beds, Borders, Containers