More Information About Rudbeckia
No garden is complete without at least one rudbeckia. The ubiquitous, perennial Rudbeckia fulgida and annual/biennial Rudbeckia hirta are the only species that most people know. We hope to change that by offering lesser-known Rudbeckia species such as the 7' tall, powder-blue-leaved, Rudbeckia maxima.
Rudbeckia is a tough summer-flowering perennial wildflower that likes sun, heat, and humidity. It is a tough, low maintenance plant which makes it perfect for rain gardens. Where happy, Rudbeckia spreads into a slowly widening clump that gets more floriferous each year. Rudbeckia flowers attract butterflies and the seed heads are a favorite of goldfinches. Some species are moisture lovers, and some are drought-tolerant. These are definitely "gotta have it" plants for the perennial garden. When you are ready to buy rudbeckia plants for your perennial garden, check out our list of rudbeckias for sale.