Rudbeckia occidentalis

Rudbeckia occidentalis

Western coneflower

Previous scientific name(s): Rudbeckia occidentalis var. occidentalis

Perennial native, prefers medium to fine textured soil in full sun to partial shade, moderate water requirements. Found in forested areas throughout its range. Tall stalks produce cone-shaped flowers from June to August. Relatively unpalatable but provides good cover.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
24 
- 60 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Moderate
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Marginal
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Best

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 5 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
21.80 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
345,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Nondescript
Blooming Season: 
Summer