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Rudbeckia nitida 'Herbstonne'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rudbeckia (rud-BEK-ee-a) (Info)
Species: nitida (NI-ti-duh) (Info)
Cultivar: Herbstonne

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

9 members have or want this plant for trade.


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Terri1948 On Jul 31, 2014, Terri1948 from Yorkshire

Positive BJames1 On Oct 18, 2009, BJames1 from Elizabeth City, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a great, tall yellow accent for the garden with very hardy, vigorous growth. My plants have survived attacks by voles by increasing in vigor. Unfortunately, voles did consume one of the three that I had purchased and planted along the west side of my home. Rudbeckia 'Herbstonne' blooms late in the spring and into the summer. During years without oppressive drought conditions, there has been a rebloom period that extends the bloom time through most of the summer. I have received compliments on 'Herbstonne' from my neighbors, and they couldn't believe that they were a Black-Eyed Susans. Overall, a very satisfying tall perennial that adds the welcome promise of returning sunshine every year.

Positive napdognewfie On Aug 3, 2009, napdognewfie from Cumberland, MD (Zone 6a) wrote:

I love this one. It gets 7'+ & covered in yellow flowers with tall cones. Bugs don't bother it.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Richmond, California
Kiowa, Colorado
Cumberland, Maryland
Pontotoc, Mississippi
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Salem, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Belton, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Weatherford, Texas

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