Rudbeckia maxima /Swamp Coneflower

Rudbeckia maxima  / Rudbeckia maxima
Large prominent flowers and foliage
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Large prominent flowers and foliage

Showy flowers with prominent centers

Prominent flowers on long stems

Silvery-gray foliage a special feature of the swamp coneflower

Close-up image of a single flower

Handsome foliage

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Scientific Name: Rudbeckia maxima
Common Name: Swamp Coneflower
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is an extremely tall stately growing coneflower that produces prominent yellow flowers that have dangling petals. The center cones contain seeds that finches relish. The foliage is an attractive silvery-gray color.