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Rudbeckia lacinata 'Autumn Sun' (Cutleaf coneflower)

Rudbeckia lacinata 'Autumn Sun'

Cutleaf coneflower

(syn. Herbstsonne)

This long-blooming butterfly (especially monarch) magnet has large, deep green glossy deeply cut leaves along the stems, and loose clusters of clear yellow ray flowers with large green cones that darken with age. Blooms for 8+ weeks in mid to late summer. Very cold hardy.

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Rudbeckia laciniata 'Autumn Sun' LP32 - 32 per flat $36.80
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Height

5-6 Feet

Spread

3-4 Feet

Spacing

18 Inches

Bloom Color

Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Cutleaf coneflower Interesting Notes

'Herbstonne' is an upright, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennial coneflower which typically grows 4-7' tall. This is a substantial plant which features large daisy-like flowers (3-4" across) with drooping yellow rays and elongated bright green center cones. Flowers bloom singly atop slender branching stems. Long summer bloom. Toothed, bright green leaves (3-6" long). 'Herbstonne' is varyingly sold as a cultivar of either Rudbeckia nitida or Rudbeckia laciniata, however some experts maintain that it is actually a hybrid between the two species. 'Herbstonne' is synonymous with 'Autumn Sun'. Kemper Center for Home Gardening

Rudbeckia lacinata 'Autumn Sun' Growing and Maintenance Tips

This perennial is adaptable to a wide variety of conditions, but does best in well-drained soil in full sun. Spreads slowly by rhizomes. Deadhead to prolong blooming season. Propagate by seed, division or terminal cuttings. Outstanding in mass plantings as a border perennial, meadow, prairie and cutting gardens as well as a noninvasive groundcover.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Moist
Moist
Groundcover
Groundcover
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Meadow
Native to US
Mass Planting
Moist Sun
Wildflower Garden