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Western Coneflower, Green Coneflower 'Green Wizard'

Rudbeckia occidentalis

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rudbeckia (rud-BEK-ee-a) (Info)
Species: occidentalis (ok-sih-den-TAY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Green Wizard



Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade




Foliage Color:

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Where to Grow:

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Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Other details:

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

Calistoga, California

Clayton, California

Fairfield, California

Lompoc, California

Richmond, California

Paxico, Kansas

Ijamsville, Maryland

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Belfield, North Dakota

Portland, Oregon

North Augusta, South Carolina

Arlington, Washington

Arlington Heights, Washington

Oso, Washington

Smokey Point, Washington

Menasha, Wisconsin

Kinnear, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 12, 2013, AmandaEsq from Greensboro, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

The plant started strong from a one gallon container plant in the spring. It has begun to drop leaves that turn from yellow to brown. I'm assuming it is getting too much water where it is, as we continue to have rain almost every day this season.

I will move it before the basal rosette succumbs to a drier spot and hope for the best.


On Jun 6, 2006, Silphion from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

I've got a thing for green blooming plants. By it'self the green wizard isen't overly impressive but mixed in with Purple Echinacea it makes a nice contrast. If your starting this one form seed (as I did) there may be a lot of variability in leaf form, also, and this might be common with Rudbeckias started from seed, but mine did not bloom the first year...they're blooming away now though ;)


On Dec 11, 2005, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

This plant is a reminder that new plants are mutations that are desireable. It's a flower without the flower. Sort of a oddity/accent plant. I have also seen this sold as "Black Beauty". Plant in a visible area or it will be missed.