Great Coneflower

Great Coneflower

Rudbeckia maxima

Height: 5 to 7'

Container Size: Quart

Bloom Time: June to July

Bloom Color: Yellow

Soil Moisture: Dry to Medium

Soil Type: Average, well-drained soil.

Light Requirements: Full sun

Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names: Giant Brown-Eyed Susan, Cabbage Coneflower, Large Coneflower, Giant Coneflower

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Great Coneflower is a perennial showstopper that grows 5 to 7 feet tall. Its flowers have golden-yellow petals surrounding a large, brown central cone that can reach 2 to 6 inches tall. The beautiful silver-green basal foliage is made up of a dense cluster of long, wide, cabbage-like leaves.

Great Coneflower attracts butterflies and other pollinators, and we recommend keeping the stalks and coneheads intact after flowering to provide food for goldfinches and other birds.


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5 to 7'

Container Size


Bloom Time

June to July

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Dry to Medium

Soil Type

Average, well-drained soil.

Light Requirements

Full sun

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

Giant Brown-Eyed Susan, Cabbage Coneflower, Large Coneflower, Giant Coneflower

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Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box.

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