General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 3-10 feet
Plant Spread: 1.5-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: Interesting shape. Large size.
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Flood Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Hoverflies
Moths and Butterflies
Various insects

Common names
  • Cutleaf Coneflower
  • Green-Head Coneflower
  • Black Eyed Susan

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  • Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jun 23, 2020 8:41 PM concerning plant:
    Habitat: moist meadows, slopes, and valleys in the mountains. Range: Canada; south through the Rocky Mountain region to Arizona and Texas; east to the Atlantic coast.
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Feb 21, 2018 9:53 PM concerning plant:
    I see some Green-headed or Cutleaf Coneflowers in scattered areas of meadow and woodland edges in the wild of southeast Pennsylvania in well-drained or draining wet soils. I've seen it in a few gardens also. Some are sold by larger, diverse conventional nurseries or native plant nurseries. It blooms in July into September and is a good pollinator plant. Its native range is from Quebec to Montana south to Arizona to Florida.
  • Posted by sallyg (central Maryland - Zone 7b) on May 14, 2020 8:00 PM concerning plant:
    I've grown this for at least five years. From one innocent looking plant in a cup, I have a big patch of these. They spread by the roots and self sow as well. Need no special care at all to get over six feet tall. Goldfinches visit them for seed.
Plant Events from our members
joannmorford On May 1, 2012 Obtained plant
MrsBinWY On May 23, 2020 Transplanted
3 along back rose trellis, right on butterfly bush on 5-23-2020; 4 to south-east corner of front yard on 6-14-2020
MrsBinWY On July 19, 2019 Potted up
On 7-19-2019, potted up 10 seedlings.
MrsBinWY On April 28, 2019 Seeds germinated
1 or 2
MrsBinWY On March 9, 2019 Seeds sown
16 seeds from Prairie Moon in milk jug, C(30)
lovesblooms On February 16, 2020 Seeds sown
winter sown
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