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.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
Giant Black Eyed Susan, Great Coneflower
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Mid to late summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the surface after watering in.
Up to 18" long waxy leaves.
Loamy Soil, Average Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Good For Cut Flowers, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Winter Interest
Recognized by the Xerces Society for special value to Native Bees.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
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