The showy garden rudbeckias that brighten summer and fall borders are descended from wild plants native mainly to the eastern U.S. All are tough and easy to grow. Blossoms have yellow or orange rays and a raised central cone. They make good cut flowers; cutting also encourages rebloom late in season. Divide perennials when they become crowded, usually every few yearsRudbeckia fulgida
Initially to 3 ft. tall, 2 ft.wide; after a few years, spreads by rhizomes to form a larger clump. Branching stems; broadly lance-shaped, 5-in.-long, hairy dark green leaves. Yellow, 2–2 1/2-in.-wide flowers with black to brown central cone bloom in summer.
European native for rock gardens or naturalizing. In bulb and leaf, resembles small hyacinth, but 10-i...
Grows 2 ft. tall. Smooth deep green leaves with yellow variegation have a spicy apple fragrance and fl...
Produces 6–9-in., single to semidouble, golden yellow flowers on 2-2 1/2 ft high plants.