The cutleaf coneflower is an herbaceous perennial in the Asteraceae family. It is also known as the tall coneflower or green-headed coneflower. It grows well in average, medium moist soils in full sun or partial shade. While it usually only grows about three to four feet tall, it can grow has high as nine feet. Its flower has daisy-like, yellow petals and is about three and half inches in diameter. What makes this flower distinctive are the drooping petals and the green center dome disk. The stem leaves are light green with pinnate leaves that have three to five deeply separated, toothed lobes. It blooms mid- to late summer and can spread via both seeds and rhizomes. It is more aggressive than most other Rudbeckia. Moderately deer resistant.
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water and Soil Requirements: Medium Moist, Well-Drained Soils
Deer Resistant: Yes
Ecological benefits/uses: As with all of the Rudbeckia flowers, these plants are excellent draws for many kinds of pollinators from bees and butterflies to birds, like gold finches, which love the large seed heads during the fall and winter months. These flowers provide bold visuals for any type of garden because of their bright color and prolific blooms.
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