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What is this To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’.

Giant Black Eyed Susan

 
 
Giant Black Eyed Susan or Great Coneflower, Rudbeckia maxima View Larger Image

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Bring the native beauty of the prairie to your garden beds with the dramatic Giant Black Eyed Susan. Low, gray-green foliage clusters send up tall stalks topped with yellow coneflowers in early summer that are loved by finches. Average soils. Low maintenance. Deer resistant. (Rudbeckia maxima)

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Native
Native
Winter Interest
Winter Interest
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 48-72" tall, 18-36" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Plant - 2.5" pot
SKU AFLFP21

Plant Information

4-6’ tall x 18-36" wide. This isn’t your typical black-eyed Susan! Rudbeckia maxima is extremely tall and adds drama to sunny wild or meadow plantings as well as enlivening traditional cottage or formal gardens. A beloved native of the midwest, the blue-green paddle-shaped foliage lends terrific textural contrast to gardens filled with green, and is also called 'cabbage leaf coneflower' for this reason. Yellow coneflowers with large black seedheads emerge on tall stems in mid-summer and create an airy, wild effect. A low maintenance perennial, Rudbeckia maxima will do well in average soils with average moisture, but thrives in a consistently moist environment. It can be grown in part-shade, but bloom will be lessened. Leave the flower stalks to dry in place and you’ll attract a host of finches in the early autumn, as well as encourage reseeding next spring.

SKU AFLFP21
Common Name Giant Black Eyed Susan or Great Coneflower
Botanical Name Rudbeckia maxima
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Size 2-3" wide
Mature Height 48-72" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-36" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Blue-Green
Foliage Up to 18" long waxy leaves.
Native Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Average Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Cut Flowers, Native, Winter Interest, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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