rudbeckia

This genus is popular in gardens because of great hardiness and valuable late-blooming flower display.

All perennial varieties are tough and easy to grow. Rudbeckia attracts butterflies and other beneficial insects in the garden. Most are very tall plants, over 4 feet and carry masses of large golden yellow daisy like flowers with dark brown to black disk florets.

They make great cut flowers! Cutting also encourages re-blooming later in season. Available in dwarf, double-flowered, and a variety of multi and single colored forms. It flowers from late summer until frost. Rudbeckia hirta (and its hybrids) is the only species that is considered annual and not hardy in the Pacific Northwest.

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Early Bird Gold'

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Early Bird Gold'

Yellow, 2-2.5 inches wide flowers with black to brown central cone. Develops flowers in summer. Branching stems; broadly lance-shaped, 5 inch long hairy dark green leaves. Spreads by rhizomes to form a larger clump. Grows 3’ tall and 2’ wide over a few years.

Rudbeckia fulgida “Goldsturm”

3 inch black-eyed yellow flower on 2-2.5 feet stems.

R. hirta

Rudbeckia hirta (Gloriosa Daisy)

Short lived perennial (not hardy in the Pacific Northwest). Flowers in the first summer from seed sown in early spring. Flowers are daisy like, 2-4 inches wide and have orange yellow rays with a prominent purplish black cone. Stems and lance-shaped leaves to 4 inches long are round and hairy. Grows 3-4 feet tall and 1-1.5 feet wide with an upright branching habit.

Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherokee Sunset’

Double and semi-double 3-4 inches flowers in shades of yellow, orange, red, bronze and mahogany; some bicolor. Grow 24 inches high and 12 inches wide.

Rudbeckia hirta ‘Prairie Sun’

Flowers have bright orange petals with lemon yellow tips with central green cone. Usually 36” high by 24” wide.

R. hirta

Rudbeckia hirta 'Toto'

Dwarf 8-10 inches high golden-yellow ray flowers with brown central cone.

Rudbeckia 'Irish Eyes'

Rudbeckia ‘Irish Eyes’

2-3 inches golden yellow flowers with a light green central cone that ages to brown.

Rudbeckia laciniata

Develops 2-3.5 inches wide flowers with drooping yellow rays and a green cone. It has light green, deeply lobed leaves to 4 inches long. Blooming period from summer to fall. Can reach 10 feet tall and 4 feet wide.

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Rudbeckia nitida “Herbstsonne”

Similar to Rudbeckia laciniata, but shorter reaching only 6 feet tall. Develops single 4-5 inches wide flowers with yellow rays and a bright green cone that ages to yellow. Grows 6’ tall by 2’ wide.

Rudbeckia subtomentosum “Henry Eilers

Charming blooms of unusual gold quilled petals highlighted by chocolate-brown button centers. Good for cut flowers. A narrow upright grower which makes a great specimen for the back of the border.

Find the Best Perennials for your Garden

We have a wonderful selection of perennials year round, but if you are looking for a specific perennial we will have the best selection when it is in bloom around town. Note: Native plant pages will take you into the Native Plant section.

Perennials

Actaea: Bugbane

Natives

Native Actaea: Bugbane

Perennials

Agastache: Hyssop

Perennials

Anemone: Windflower

Perennials

Aquilegia: Columbine

Natives

Native Aquilegia: Columbine

Perennials

Artemisia

Natives

Asarum: Wild Ginger

Natives

Asclepias: Milkweed

Perennials

Aster

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Astilbe: False Spirea

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Bellium: Miniature Daisy

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Bergenia: Pigsqueak

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Brunnera: Bugloss

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Canna Lily

Natives

Camassia: Camas

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Chrysanthemum

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Coreopsis: Tickweed

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Corydalis

Perennials

Cyclamen

Bulbs

Dahlia

Bulbs

Delosperma: Ice Plant

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Delphinium: Larkspur

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Dianthus: Carnation

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Dicentra: Bleeding Heart

Natives

Dodecatheon: Shooting Star

Perennials

Echinacea: Coneflower

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Epimedium

Natives

Erigeron: Fleabane

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Eriophyllum: Oregon Sunshine

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Erodium: Alpine Geranium

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Eupatorium: Joe-Pye Weed

Perennials

Euphorbia: Spurge

Natives

Fragaria: Wild Strawberry

Bulbs

Fritillaria

Perennials

Hardy Fuchsia

Perennials

Hardy Geranium

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Geum: Avens

Perennials

Helenium: Sneezeweed

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Hellebore

Perennials

Hellebore: Gold Collection

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Hellebore: Winter Jewel

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Heuchera: Coral Bells

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Hosta: Plantain Lily

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Iberis: Candytuft

Bulbs

Iris

Natives

Native Iris

Perennials

Kniphofia: Red Hot Poker

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Leptinella

Perennials

Leucanthemum: Shasta Daisy

Natives

Lewisia: Bitterroot

Perennials

Ligularia

Perennials

Monarda: Bee Balm

Perennials

Moss

Bulbs

Narcissus: Daffodil

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Paeonia: Peony

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Papaver: Poppy

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Parahebe

Natives

Penstemon: Beard Tongue

Perennials

Perovskia: Russian Sage

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Primula: Primrose

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Rudbeckia: Black-eyed Susan

Perennials

Salvia

Perennials

Santolina: Lavender Cotton

Perennials

Sedum

Perennials

Evergreen Sedum

Natives

Native Sedum: Stonecrop

Perennials

Sempervivum: Hen & Chicks

Natives

Sidalcea: Checker Mallow

Natives

Sisyrinchium

Blue-eyed Grass
Natives

Solidago: Goldenrod

Natives

Synthyris: Native Figwort

Perennials

Top Shade Perennials

Perennials

Top Sun Perennials

Perennials

Tricyrtis: Toad Lily

Natives

Trillium: Wake Robin

Bulbs

Tulip

Natives

Vancouveria: Inside-out Flower

Perennials

Vinca: Periwinkle

Perennials

Viola: Violet

Natives

Native Viola: Violet

Perennials

Zantedeschia: Calla Lily