Rudbeckia laciniata - Tall coneflower
Rudbeckia laciniata, commonly called tall coneflower, typically grows to around 3 to 4ft but can grow as tall as 9' in the wild! Its lovely daisy-like flowers have dome-like green centers and bloom for a long time from mid to late summer. It's a plant that can be used for accent in a wildlife garden and attracts butterflies and bees. It tolerates humid conditions and wet soils and because of that can be a useful addition to a rain garden. This long-blooming colorful plant is an excellent addition to a cut flower garden and very appealing to butterflies.