Rudbeckia auriculata Eared Coneflower (B&B.DR.H.M.NB.P)


This plant is a host for the Spring Azure Butterfly and the Snowberry Clearwing Moth.

Ecosystem Services:
(B)-Birds                                             (B&B)-Birds & Butterflies

(BTF)-Butterflies                             (BW)-Black Walnut Resistant

(DR)-Deer Resistant                      (DRG)-Drought Resistant

(EVR)-Evergreen                            (G)-Groundcover

(H)-Host plant                                 (HMR)-Hummingbirds

(M)-Mammals                                  (MTH)-Moths

(NB)-Native Bees                            (OP)-Other pollinators

(RR)-Rabbit Resistant

Availability: 14 in stock

The giant, bold-textured Rudbeckia auriculata is endemic to a small region in southeastern Alabama and adjacent Florida and Georgia. Our plants are asexually propagated from plants we received from the Atlanta Botanic Garden, originally from a population in Webster County, Georgia.

Rudbeckia auriculata grows alongside pitcher plants in moist, sunny sites, but can also be found in alkaline seeps. It  produces 8′ tall, joe pye weed-like stalks that branch toward the top. The branches are then topped with clusters of 2-3″ golden orange flowers in August and September.

Host plant for the Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly.  Deer Resistant!!


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