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Rudbeckia occidentalis ‘Black Beauty’
Rudbeckia occidentalis ‘Black Beauty’
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Rudbeckia occidentalis ‘Black Beauty’

Naked Coneflower

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.455.630

This is an unusual and bizarre selection of Coneflower, the flower heads or cones are chocolate-black with yellow stamens, but lacking the usual showy petals. Later, the heads dry, remaining effective well into the winter. Excellent for cutting, fresh or dried. Especially effective when mass planted, or in used mixed containers. Combines beautifully with fall-blooming ornamental grasses. Plants may be easily divided in early spring. Attracts plenty of comment in the garden!. USPP#12648, CPBR#1658: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Rudbeckia occidentalis ‘Black Beauty’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Rabbit Resistant
   80-100 cm
   31-39 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate