Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA


Rudbeckia laciniata - Cutleaf Coneflower

Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range

Rudbeckia laciniata

Visit the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service website to view the natural range of this plant.
 Rudbeckia laciniata - Ohio Wildflower
Rudbeckia laciniata

Wildlife Significance

Host Plants – Rudbeckia's are host plants for dozens of butterfly caterpillars including: pearl crescent, silvery checkerspot and wavy- lined emerald.

Nectar - Butterflies:Gulf Fritillaries, Eastern Tiger Swallowtails, blues and hairstreaks. As well as well moths, skippers, wasps, skippers, flies and numerous other insects and bees and flies

Pollen - Bees and flies eat polllen

Deer - Are not fond of this plant

Birds - Goldfinches feasted on the seeds of this flower, late summer and throughout the fall.

For detailed information visit the Illinois Wildflower website

 Cutleaf Coneflower
Cutleaf Coneflower - Notice the beautiful leaves
Cutleaf Coneflower Seeds
Cutleaf Coneflower Seeds
Cutleaf Coneflower - Rudbeckia lanciniata
Rudbeckia laciniata - Cutleaf Coneflower

Cultivation Information

Height - 3 to 6ft
Flower Color -
Blooms - 
July- October
Sun -
Sun to part shade
Hardy Zone -
3 to 9
Soil -
Moist , with organic material

Family - Asteraceae 

This plant flowered the second year and is certainly not for everyone. It's size would over power a small garden plot. I personally love, not only the height of this plant but the unusual shape of the leaves.

 Rudbeckia laciniata - Cutleaf Coneflower
Rudbeckia laciniata - Far right

Propagation Notes -

Seed - Collected at Nodding Onion Gardens - self-seeds easily

Stratifying Seeds -

  -Seeds placed in cold/moist storage

Supplies Needed For Seed Stratification -

1. Zip lock plastic bag

2. Few table spoons of Vermiculite

3. Dampen vermiculite - not soggy

4. Store in refrigerator for 30 days

Seed Provenance - Rudbeckia laciniata

Nodding Onion Gardens 2011 - present