Autumn Sun Shining Coneflower 'Herbstonne'

Rudbeckia nitida

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



Foliage Color:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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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





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

Richmond, California

Kiowa, Colorado

Cumberland, Maryland

Midland, Michigan

Pontotoc, Mississippi

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Salem, Oregon

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Belton, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Weatherford, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 27, 2015, lovely12 from Midland, MI wrote:

Herbstonne is a great background plant. The foliage is always clean and nice looking.

During early years, it would sometimes flop over because it was so tall. I now cut it back about 6" when it's around 2-1/2' tall. That keeps it about 5-6' tall. Give it plenty of room.

Bees LOVE this plant.


On Jul 31, 2014, Terri1948 from Yorkshire


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.


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.