Common Name: orange coneflower
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Native Range: Southeastern United States
Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 2.50 feet
Bloom Time: June to October
Bloom Description: Orange / yellow
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Suggested Use: Naturalize, Rain Garden
Flower: Showy, Good Cut, Good Dried
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil, Air Pollution
Easily grown in dry to medium, organically rich to average, well-drained soils in full sun. Best bloom occurs in full sun, although plants will tolerate some light shade. Plants prefer consistent moisture throughout the growing season, with some tolerance for drought once established. Good air circulation is appreciated. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage additional bloom. Plants slowly spread in the garden by rhizomes.
Genus name honors Olof Rudbeck (1630-1702) Swedish botanist and founder of the Uppsala Botanic Garden in Sweden where Carl Linnaeus was professor of botany.
Specific epithet means shining or glistening.
The species is infrequently sold by nurseries because of the excellent varieties and cultivars available thereunder (e.g., see 'Goldsturm' and 'Viette's Little Suzy').
No serious insect or disease problems.
Mass in bold drifts in the perennial border, cottage garden, meadow, native plant garden or naturalized area. Provides excellent bloom and color for the late summer. Good cut flower.