Orange Coneflower

Orange Coneflower

Rudbeckia fulgida

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants

Container Size: Quart

Bloom Time: June to October

Bloom Color: Orange

Soil Moisture: Dry to Medium

Soil Type: Average to rich, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names: perennial coneflower, orange rudbeckia, perennial black-eyed susan

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Orange Coneflower is easily grown in dry to medium soils which are organically rich. They’re known for their daisy-like flower with yellow-orange rays and mounded disks in the center. It is free-blooming when in full sun, but will tolerate some mild shade. The showy flowers can be used cut or dried. Can be used in a wide range of areas due to its tolerance of deer, drought, clay, and shallow rocky soils.

These flowers bloom in summer and fall, and this species hosts a wide range of butterflies, one being the pearl crescent (pictured above). Songbirds such as goldfinches love to eat their seeds, so you can even think about leaving the plants uncut in fall/winter to help provide for our feathered friends.


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Container Size


Bloom Time

June to October

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Dry to Medium

Soil Type

Average to rich, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

perennial coneflower, orange rudbeckia, perennial black-eyed susan

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At Direct Native Plants, we take many precautions to make sure your plants will arrive in the best condition possible.

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.

Trees and shrubs are grown in a 7” tall container (referred to as a 1-gallon pot), and depending on the species will be between 12” and 36”. We bag the root section of these plants to prevent them from drying out in transit and ship them in a tall cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: These boxes can be shipped in bundles up to 6. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

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