1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006

giant cabbage leaf coneflower

Rudbeckia maxima

This incredible wildflower grows 5-7′ tall with glaucous leaves to 10″. Flowers have 4-6″ cones surrounded with bright yellow petals. Excellent wildlife food source, and nice back of the border plant. NATIVE TO THE CENTRAL SOUTHERN U.S.

Host plant for Painted Lady and Silvery Checkerspot butterfly larvae.

Excellent songbird food source and especially valuable to native bees according to the Xerces Society.