Orange Coneflower is a less common relative of Black-Eyed Susan. Plants grow in mounded clumps and feature yellow to orange daisy-like flowers. Pollinators visit for nectar and pollen, and birds eat seeds. Good addition to the cut flower garden.
Bees, butterflies, flies, beetles, caterpillars
3 to 9
2 to 3 ft.
1 to 2 ft.
Partial Shade, Full Sun
Dry Soil, Medium Soil
July, August, September
Blooms best in full sun. Forms colonies. Great when planted in masses.
Care and Maintenance
Deadheading flowers can prolong bloom time. Good air circulation is advantageous for establishment.
Pest and Diseases
No major issues. Deer tend to avoid.
Establishment and Propagation
Start from plugs, division, or seed. Seeds need 60 days of cold, moist stratification.
Alternative Plant Selections
Black-Eyed Susan, Brown-Eyed Susan, Sweet Black-Eyed Susan
Illinois native statewide, rare.
Clump-forming herbaceous plant that spreads through rhizomes.