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Rudbeckia mollis -- Softhair coneflower, Sandhill black-eyed Susan

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  • Photo by Shirley Denton
  • Photo by Jeff Norcini
  • Photo by Jeff Norcini
  • Photo by Terry Zinn
Price:
$3.00
Common Name:
Softhair coneflower
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Plant Description

Description: A tall flowering shoot is borne out of a basal rosette of hairy, blue-green leaves, and culminates in a bouquet of typical "blackeyed susan" like flowers. Becomes shrub-like if flowering shoot tip is browsed by rabbits or deer. Attractive to butterflies. Very drought tolerant once established. Only plant in sandy soil.

Lifespan: Biennial; occasionally annual

Light exposure: Full sun to high pine shade

Bloom color: Yellow

Bloom season: Summer

Height (in bloom): 1 1/2 to 3 feet

Habitat: Dry sandhills, disturbed areas

Each packet covers 10 square feet.

Read the Florida Wildflower Foundation's profile of Softhair coneflower.
View or download the Rudbeckia page from the Foundation's 20 Easy-to-Grow Wildflowers publication.


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