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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    A cottage garden favorite, black-eyed susan features masses of ferociously yellow flowers that attract butterflies. They are incredibly hardy and tolerate a wide variety of conditions, making them ideal for naturalizing.

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    Latin Name

    Rudbeckia fulgida


    Family

    Asteraceae


    Also Known As

    Perennial coneflower , Orange coneflower


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    June - October


    Seasons

    Summer
    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 3'

    Uses

  • Flower Border
  • Naturalize

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tolerances

  • Air Pollution
  • Deer
  • Drought
  • Clay Soil
  • Dry Soil
  • Shallow-Rocky Soil

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Birds
    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern North America


    History

    John Bartram of Philadelphia was selling orange coneflower in his 1770 catalog.


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    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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