Rudbeckia missouriensis - MISSOURI CONEFLOWER (clumps, short & very drought tolerant)

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Another not well known perennial in horticulture and our yards.

1 - This is small gem - it can easily handle dry soil, summer drought, heat and humidity waves and still will bloom for very long time from June/July till October.

2 - Another bonus is that this is true clump perennial, it doesn't spread by rhizomes (like other rudbeckias can)

3 - it is also shorter, more delicate looking, with narrow fuzzy leaves. Usually grows about 2-2.5' (sometimes 3') tall x 1-2' wide

Full sun, half sun, drier soils, drained soils, shallow soils, rocky, sandy, high pH soils, medium moist to dry soils.

Attracts long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, wasps, flies, beetles, butterflies, and skippers, host plant for some moths.

Native wildflower to Arizona, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. Hardy in zones 5 to 8.

Great plant for upcoming climate change times, durable and drought tolerant. For xeriscape, flower borders, rock gardens, meadows, cottage gardens, prairies, pollinator gardens, native plant gardens or naturalized areas.

 

Pot Size : square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot