Black Coneflower 'Green Wizard'

Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Green Wizard' | Also known as: Western Coneflower 'Green Wizard' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Something different for an informal or wild country-themed garden is the Rudbeckia occidentalis, also known as the Black Coneflower. Its name comes from its large purple-black cone centre which is bare of any petals. It grows erect, with its dark green oval leaves set low as the Black Coneflower matures. While it loves the sun, it thrives in light shade and prefers well-drained soil. It can be an intriguing sight when used in borders or beds, but is best suited to larger open areas where a touch of wild beauty can work so well.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 1 - 1.5
Spread [m]
  • 0.3 - 0.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Purple
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z3-9
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Wild flowers
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Tough survivors
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Cottage garden
  • Coastal
  • City
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Meadows
  • Prairies
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Cut flowers
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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Black Coneflower

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Something different for an informal or wild country-themed garden is the Rudbeckia occidentalis, also known as the Black Coneflower. Its name comes from its large purple-black cone centre which is bare of any petals. It grows erect, with its dark green oval leaves set low as the Black Coneflower matures. While it loves the sun, it thrives in light shade and prefers well-drained soil. It can be an intriguing sight when used in borders or beds, but is best suited to larger open areas where a touch of wild beauty can work so well.