Rudbeckia laciniata – Cutleaf Coneflower
If you enjoy Monarch butterflies fluttering through your garden you will be delighted with Cutleaf Coneflower, Rudbeckia laciniata. This long-blooming butterfly magnet brightens the garden with its showy golden yellow flowers and glossy, deep green, deeply cut leaves. Growing 4-6′ tall Cutleaf Coneflower is perfect for the back of the garden. Its long stems and long blooming nature make it an excellent selection for cut flowers.
A Missouri native perennial that supplies an important food source to 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, making a lush background for other plants. Also native to Illinois. 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. To keep plants shorter and bushier pinch before early summer.