Rudbeckia – Goldquelle Cutleaf Coneflower
Here’s a superior selection of our Missouri native Cutleaf Coneflower, Rudbeckia laciniata, but with a big difference, Goldquelle boasts having twice as many petals. Its fluffy 3″ pompoms begin to appear in midsummer with blooming continuing into fall. Plants grow tall to 7′ but can be kept smaller with pinching. In fact, a good pinch by early summer will encourage plants to be bushier. Also known as Gold Drops.
If you enjoy Monarch butterflies fluttering through your garden you will be delighted with Cutleaf Coneflower. This long-blooming butterfly magnet stuns with its showy golden yellow flowers and glossy, deep green, deeply cut leaves. Growing tall, Cutleaf Coneflower is perfect for the back of the garden. Its long stems and long blooming nature make it an excellent choice for cut flowers.
Cutleaf Coneflower makes a great food source for butterflies, bees and other important pollinators. Use it in cutting gardens, pollinator gardens, and native plantings. It also works well in more formal perennial beds, as a lush backdrop for other plants. Deer resistant.
Plant Cutleaf Rudbeckia in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of poor soils, but not drought. Be sure to plant somewhere where it will receive adequate moisture.