Definition of rudbeckia in US English:



  • A North American plant of the daisy family, with yellow or orange flowers and a dark conelike center.

    Genus Rudbeckia, family Compositae

    • ‘I love rudbeckias of all sizes, shastas similarly, colourful chrysanthemums and coreopsis, marguerites, ox-eyes, osteospermums; the list is almost endless.’
    • ‘Fall bouquets with day-neutral sunflowers, rudbeckia, cosmos and more brighten up an autumn market stand.’
    • ‘The color scheme is rich yellow and dark red, from plants such as coreopsis, creeping zinnia, ‘Garnet’ penstemon, pineapple sage, rudbeckia, and yarrow.’
    • ‘Even more useful is to be able to distinguish between, say, a hardy perennial rudbeckia and a half hardy annual rudbeckia.’
    • ‘For perennials, try coreopsis, gaillardia, gentian sage, ‘Homestead Purple’ verbena, penstemon, rudbeckia, Russian sage, statice, salvia, summer phlox, and ‘Victoria’ mealy-cup sage.’
    • ‘Dark plums marry with purple sedum and rich pink hemerocallis in one border; the gold of the rudbeckias alongside crocosmia and acid-green euphorbias in another, for example.’
    • ‘All very well is the advice to cut back decaying and gone-over plants, but my penstemons, rudbeckia, etc are still nice and green.’
    • ‘Anthemis, Michaelmas daisies, heleniums, shasta daisies and rudbeckias all have a longer and more showy flowering period if rejuvenated from year to year.’
    • ‘In our garden, we have a riot of tones from pink impatiens and late roses and golden yellow and orange from climbing nasturtiums and rudbeckia.’
    • ‘In March, plant sunny beds with seed or transplants of marigolds, zinnias, gomphrena and rudbeckia, and brighten shady spots with impatiens and caladiums.’
    • ‘Deciduous trees and shrubs are the best way to achieve this, but in a truly tiny garden, the answer might be a nice clump of zingy-yellow rudbeckia, or crimson sedum.’
    • ‘Years ago someone planted in my head the idea that rudbeckia were unforgivably brash.’
    • ‘Some of the best and most widely adapted annual cut flowers with the longest vase life include alstroemeria, aster, celosia, cosmos, gypsophila, lavatera, rudbeckia, scabiosa, snapdragon, statice, sunflower, yarrow, and zinnia.’
    • ‘Four to six weeks before the average date of the last frost in your area, start seeds indoors of drought-tolerant warm-season flowers such as coreopsis, globe amaranth, lion's tail, and rudbeckia.’
    • ‘As their blooms begin to fade, attention is drawn to the daisy-like flowers of my rudbeckia, which then becomes the predominant focal point.’
    • ‘One garden bed features a trio of lattice panels hung with hops vine and a well travelled clematis, plus perennials like rudbeckia, delphinium and ligularia that keep the roots of the clematis shaded.’
    • ‘I have become acquainted with several salvias, which the hummingbirds love, and I continue to admire the endless blooms of rudbeckia and yarrow.’
    • ‘I don't know what species of rudbeckia this plant is, but it gives a welcome flush of colour and height in the garden from late July.’
    • ‘In the flower garden, annual plants generally require median temperatures to perform at their best, but I've noticed those that self-seed such as cosmos, rudbeckia and salvia power on as the thermometer rises.’
    • ‘It's not too late to plant more bush beans, summer squash, melons, peppers, eggplants, marigolds, zinnias, gomphrena, rudbeckia, coleus and caladiums.’


Modern Latin, named after Olaf Rudbeck (1660–1740), Swedish botanist.