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Orange Cone Flower

Rudbeckia fulgida

Also known as

Black-Eyed Susan, Glowing Coneflower, Perennial Coneflower, Orange cone flower, Coneflower

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Orange Cone Flower Overview

Rudbeckia fulgida resides in the Asteraceae family of daisies. It is a rhizomatous perennial with hairy leaves and a branching, bushy habit. Flowers are yellow and daisy-like in appearance. They consist of brown central disco florets and bright, rich yellow ray florets. These are produced from mid-summer through to early autumn. It has a bushy habit and is hardy to -20 degrees Celsius, plant in a position of full or partial sunlight, in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Orange Cone Flower

How to propagate Orange Cone Flower



Divide in the spring.

Special features of Orange Cone Flower

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Orange Cone Flower

Naturaliser, border.

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