rud·​beck·​ia | \ ˌrəd-ˈbe-kē-ə How to pronounce rudbeckia (audio) , ˌrüd- \

Definition of rudbeckia

: any of a genus (Rudbeckia) of North American chiefly perennial composite herbs having showy flower heads with mostly yellow ray flowers and a usually conical scaly receptacle

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Recent Examples on the Web At the top of the colorful displays were the begonias, rudbeckia, impatiens and coleus. Tom Maccubbin,, "Northern flowers lingered but edible gardens declined," 20 Oct. 2019 Mums, asters, toad lily (Tricyrtis spp.) and rudbeckias will soon be taking center stage, so attention to watering will help with their performance. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, "The Hoosier Gardener: The sun is a blessing and a curse in the garden," 1 Aug. 2019 His displays include dahlias, cannas, calla lilies, oriental lilies, day lilies, hydrangeas, climbing hydrangeas, rhododendrons, pink, white, purple, roses, peonies, rudbeckias, coneflowers, clematis, lupines and many others., "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 15 June 2019 Mönch’ aster, catmint, lavender, rudbeckia, and Salvia chamaedryoides. Thad Orr, Sunset, "Your Essential Gardening To-Do List for April," 22 Jan. 2018 Transplant petunias, marigolds and perennial flowers such as astilbe, columbine, coneflowers, coreopsis, dahlias, rudbeckia and verbena. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Want summer veggies? Get to work | The Sacramento Bee," 5 May 2018 Flowers which air dry well include goldenrod, hydrangea, statice, strawflower, celosia, rosebuds, yarrow, globe amaranth, grass plumes, rudbeckia, bachelor's buttons, zinnias and sunflower, to name a few. Dan Gill,, "How to create festive and free holiday decorations straight from your garden," 4 Nov. 2017 Perennials that are dormant over the winter, such as daylilies, ajuga, daisy, rudbeckia, coreopsis, yarrow and others, can be divided and transplanted now through February., "This week's gardening tips: how to control caterpillars, scale, whitefly," 28 Oct. 2017 This week's gardening tips: To encourage continued blooming, remove spent flowers from bedding plants, such as marigolds, zinnias, pentas, cosmos, salvia and rudbeckia. Dan Gill,, "This week's gardening tips: pull up petunias, plant sweet potato vine," 24 June 2017

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First Known Use of rudbeckia

circa 1759, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rudbeckia

New Latin, from Olof Rudbeck †1702 Swedish scientist

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“Rudbeckia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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