When Does Rudbeckia Flower

When Does Rudbeckia Flower?

Excitedly waiting for those first few blooms on your rudbeckia? Maybe you are starting to think they are a little overdue and should be here by now, if so you need to know when rudbeckia flowers. Let’s find out.

So, When Will Rudbeckia Flower?

Rudbeckia usually flowers from late summer through into autumn. July, August and September are the usual flowering months.

You can even get them flowering into October and sometimes even November, although this isn’t usual. it all depends on the weather that year or the zone that you are growing them in.

This is one of the reasons rudbeckia is so treasured by gardeners, it provides bright yellow color at a time when a lot of other flowers are starting to die back.

When coupled with some Dahlias and some China Asters, rudbeckia can help to provide a really colorful autumn border.

Rudbeckia will stop flowering and start to die off as soon as it is hit by a few touches of frost. So if these come late into the year then you will get many, many months of flowering out of your rudbeckia.

More On Rudbeckia

Rudbeckia is a member of the Asteraceae family, which is a huge family of plants by the way, along with asters, calendula, and daisies.

Rudbeckia is a very popular species of plant, they look gorgeous and are easy to grow, two factors that will always lead to popularity.

Most Rudbeckia are hardy perennials when grown in zones 4-9 but there are a couple of types that are only grown as annuals due to our colder winters.

In general, it is the yellow Rudbeckia that is perennial with most other colorways being annual plants.

What Conditions Do Rudbeckia Like?

Rudbeckia like a sunny spot and well-draining soil. They don’t like their roots drying out though so need to be watered during dry spells, although there are drought tolerant varities. They really don’t like their roots being in standing water either though which is why well-draining soil is a must.

Although they like a sunny spot they can also survive in partial shade but with reduced flowering.