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Orange Coneflower
Scientific Name: Rudbeckia fulgida Ait.
Family: Asteraceae
Orange Coneflower (Rudbeckia  fulgida)
Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' in New York Botanical Garden
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-24, 28-43
USDA: 5-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Eastern USA, North Carolina

Growth Habits: Robust upright perennial, up to 5 feet tall (1.5 m) or more, 2 feet spread (60 cm) depending on variety

Watering Needs: Regular water, good drainage

Propagation: Division in spring or fall, seeds (seedling might be inferior to the parent)

Rudbeckia fulgida, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 471.

Cultural Practices:
The Rudbeckia likes a moist, well drained soil rich in organic matter. Fortify it with compost or peat moss before planting. Divide your rudbeckias every 3-5 years.

Blooming Habits:
The Orange Coneflower makes good lasting cut flowers. It blooms in mid to late summer and fall, and blossom is more abundant in long hot summers

Fruiting Habits:

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