Species Name:  Rudbeckia fulgida

Common Name: Orange coneflower, Eastern Coneflower

Zone: 3 to 9  

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Moisture: Medium to seasonally dry

Soil Types: Loam, Clay

Fertility: Moderately poor to rich

pH: 5.0 7.0

Bloom Time: late July to September

Habit: A clump forming perennial 20 to 30 tall, not to be confused with its related biennial cousin Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta).  This plant blooms profusely from Late July to September filling the garden and meadow will color.  A valuable component in any meadow planting it provides nectar for insects and seed heads for birds. Easy to grow and naturalize from seed or division.