Perennial

Rudbeckia lacinata 'Autumn Sun'

Autumn Sun Cutleaf Coneflower

  • Slowly spreads by rhizomes, a great meadow or back of the border plant
  • Impressive presence in the garden, a great architectural plant
  • Long summer bloom

This large perennial is not your typical black-eyed susan - 5' tall mass of lobed green leaves create a sustantial presence in the garden or meadow. Large, lemon yellow flowers with a dark brown cone are held above the foliage on single stems. Blooming for more than 8 weeks, this native attracts butterflies all summer long. Tolerates hot humid summers but is not drought tolerant.

Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Average Water
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained

Characteristics and Attributes