Common Name: cutleaf coneflower
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Zone: 3 to 9
Native Range: North America
Garden Location: Martha Love Symington Missouri Native Shade Garden
Height: 2 to 9 feet
Spread: 1.5 to 3 feet
Bloom Time: July to September
Bloom Color: Green, Yellow
Bloom Description: Yellow rays and green center disks
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Flowers: Showy Flowers
Wildlife: Attracts Butterflies
Uses: Will Naturalize
Grow in average, medium moisture soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerates hot and humid summers, but not drought. Remove spent blooms to encourage a fall rebloom. Divide clumps to control growth.
Tall coneflower is a Missouri native perennial which occurs in moist soils in rich woodlands, thickets or along streams, sloughs or other bodies of water. Well-named since it may grow to 9' tall in the wild, but typically grows 3-4' tall in cultivation. Features daisy-like flowers (to 3.5" across) with reflexed (drooping), yellow rays and dome-like, green center disks. Pinnate, deeply-lobed (3-5 parted), light green leaves. Long mid to late summer bloom period.
No serious insect or disease problems. Taller plants may need support.
Borders, meadows, cottage gardens, native plant gardens or naturalized areas.
Horticulture Agent IV
County Extension Director