Rudbeckia laciniata (Green-headed coneflower) Seed
Green-headed coneflower Description:
Rudbeckia laciniata, also known as Green-headed coneflower or Cutleaf Coneflower, is a herbaceous perennial plant that is native to North America. It is known for its large, bright yellow flowers that bloom from midsummer to early fall. The plant can reach up to eight feet in height and has deeply lobed, toothed, and coarse foliage. The stems of Rudbeckia laciniata are also coarse and can be quite sturdy, allowing the plant to withstand strong winds and heavy rains. This makes it an excellent choice for use in rain gardens or as an erosion control plant.
Rudbeckia laciniata is a valuable plant for wildlife, providing food and habitat for bees, butterflies, and birds. The plant's large flowers are particularly attractive to bees, which collect nectar and pollen from the plant. Birds and other animals also forage on the plant's seeds. In addition to its ecological value, Rudbeckia laciniata is a popular garden plant due to its attractive flowers and height. It can be used in a variety of garden settings, from mixed borders to large backdrops, and is often used as a cut flower. The plant is also well-suited for wetland gardens, where its ability to tolerate wet soil conditions makes it an excellent choice.
Overall, Rudbeckia laciniata is a versatile and valuable plant that deserves recognition for its ecological and ornamental value. Its attractive flowers, height, and tolerance to wet soil conditions make it an excellent choice for a variety of garden settings, while its ability to provide food and habitat for wildlife makes it an important component of many natural landscapes.
Green-headed coneflower is native to most of the continental United States, ranging from Washington to Maine and all the way down to Texas. Only California, Nevada, and Oregon do not have Rudbeckia laciniata natively growing.
Standard Plant Information:
Plant Height: 2' - 10'
Bloom Time: July - September
Preferred Habitat: Does well in part shade to part sun. Often found in moist fields, woodland edges, shorelines, floodplains, swamps, and even wet ditches.