Rudbeckia laciniata, Wild Golden Glow


Rudbeckia laciniata, Wild Golden Glow or sometimes Cutleaf Coneflower, is a flowering plant native to most of Minnesota, favoring the wet soils of forested floodplains, wetlands, ditches, and woodland edges. This sunny yellow coneflower brightens up many a woodland trail from midsummer to early fall. 

It is one of the tallest wildflowers of woodlands, and will spread under the right conditions. Consider planting this ray of late-summer sunshine alongside spring ephemerals and early summer bloomers which will be through by the time Golden Glow is coming into flower. Good companion to Sweet Joe Pye Weed, Boneset, Smooth Solomon's Seal, Bottlebrush Grass, and various ferns. Not recommended for a smaller garden setting -this is a landscape plant.

Blooms: yellow, late July through September

Height: 5 to 7 feet, flowering stems may lean without supporting plants or stakes

Conditions: pt sun to dappled shade, moist to medium soils

Golden Glow stand at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum