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Great Coneflower

Rudbeckia maxima

Also known as

Large Coneflower, Cabbage Coneflower, Giant Coneflower

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

1m

1.5m

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Great Coneflower Overview

There are about 20 species of annuals, biennials and perennials with bright, daisy-like composite flowers, which are either single, double or semi-double and are in tones of yellow with some varying from green through to purple and black.

Common problems with Great Coneflower

How to propagate Great Coneflower

Division

Propagation is by division in the spring.

Seed

Seeds in autumn or spring.

Other uses of Great Coneflower

Flower arranging, prairie planting, beneficial insects.