Rudbeckia amplexicaulis/Clasping Leaf Cone Flower

Rudbeckia amplexicaulis / Rudbeckia amplexicaulis
A wildflower selection growing on a highway right-of-way
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Scientific Name: Rudbeckia amplexicaulis
Common Name: Clasping Leaf Cone Flower
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This drought tolerant perennial, sometimes referred to as Mexican hat is a prominent wildflower during the summer months in open fields and highway rights-of-way. The leaves clasp around the stems of the plant.