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Single flower.

Buds and flowers.

Cutleaf Coneflower, Greenheaded Coneflower
Rudbeckia laciniata


Lower leaves are three to seven lobed;upper leaves are sessile and usually three-lobed. Flower heads are three to four inches across and have drooping lemon yellow ray flowers and a green cylindrical disc atop long peduncles.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: upright/vertical

Plant Use: In the back of beds and borders; as a specimen plant or planted in groups.

stem cuttings
Light Requirement: full sun full sun/part shade

Flower Color:
Bloom Period:
late summer
early fall
Height: Minimum: 36 inches      Maximum: 84 inches

Width: Minimum: 36 inches     Maximum: 48 inches

Foliage Texture: medium

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4

Water Requirements: average

Additional Comments: Deer tend to avoid this plant, and it is poisonous to cattle, sheep, and pigs. Humans have used its roots in tea to relieve indigestion, and its flowers in a poultice for burns. The seven-foot cultivar 'Herbstonne,' a cross between R. laciniata and R. nitida, is hardy to zone 5 and makes an impressive addition to the fall garden (planted in the back, of course!) It features dark green, deeply lobed and glossy leaves, produces a good cut flower, and is known to attract butterflies — particularly monarchs. Consider planting with Eupatorium 'Gateway' and Panicum v. 'Cloud Nine.'

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