Showy Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)
A.k.a. orange coneflower*. A showy Rubdeckia that stays comparatively short and can tolerate some dry conditions. Bloom period lasts for roughly two months from midsummer to early fall, but a second bloom can be encouraged with deadheading. Reasonably drought tolerant once established.
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic
Soil Type: Loamy, Rocky
Bloom Color: Gold
Bloom Time: July-Sep
Root Type: Rhizome
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees, flies, small butterflies, and beetles. Hosts a few moths including the wavy lined emerald and blackberry looper moths. Commonly browsed by many mammals.
*Not an Echinacea, but some members of Rudbeckia are often called coneflowers. Petition for the common names to at least stick to genera. Orange coneflower is often applied to Echinacea paradoxa, which NPU refers to as Ozark coneflower.