Clasping Coneflower Seed Rudbeckia amplexicaulis
(DRAY-koh-pis or drak-OP-is) am-pleks-ih-KAW-liss
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| Dracopis amplexicaulis seed
Clasping Coneflower seed
(Rudbeckia amplexicaulis seed)
1 packet - $2.50 +shipping
|200||20 sq ft|
1 ounce - $7.00
|90,000||900 sq ft|
1 pound $30.00
|1,440,000||15,000 sq ft|
Dracopis = From the Greek draco (dragon)
amplexicaulis = Clasping the stem
Dracopis amplexicaulis Clasping Coneflower was
formerly know as Rudbeckia amplexicaulis. This
plant is used mainly for landscape beautification. It has potential for use in cultivated, garden situations, in
naturalized prairie or meadow plantings, and along roadsides.
coneflower is an annual herb with elongated, bluish, waxy leaves that generally
clasp around the stem at the base. The
flower heads are similar to those of black-eyed susans, but are smaller (mostly
1 to 2 inches in diameter). The
yellow outer "petals" droop as the flowers mature, and the cylindrical
black center (receptacle) is elongated up to 2 inches in length.
Dracopis amplexicaulis Clasping Coneflower is adapted to many soil types, but
generally prefers a moist
site. Natural stands are usually
found on bottomland areas with a fairly rich soil and ample moisture.
It prefers full sun and will not persist in a shaded location.
coneflower grows wild across the Southern US and can be grown successfully over
most of the country.
firm seedbed is required. Clasping
coneflower germinates best on a clean tilled site that has been firmed with a
roller or finishing harrow before planting.
Seed can also be planted into a closely mowed, chemically-killed, or
burned sod area with a light disking or harrowing that scratches the soil
surface. A layer of plant residue
on the soil will interfere with seed germination.
Broadcast or shallowly drill 2 to 3 grams per 100 square feet (2 to 3
lb/acre) broadcast or shallowly drilled. Seed
should be placed close to the soil surface.
Cultipacking after planting will ensure good seed to soil contact.
Seed will germinate soon after planting and remain as a small,
nondescript plant over the winter months.
Dracopis amplexicaulis Clasping Coneflower plant
growth and seed production are greatly improved by fertilization.
Fertilizer should be applied in the spring prior to flowering.
Apply according to soil test recommendations.
If test results are not available, a rate of 3.5 to 5.5 oz per 100 square
feet (100 to 150 lb/acre) of 13-13-13 is adequate for most plantings.
For seed production, increase the fertilizer rate to 9 oz per 100 square
feet (250 lb/acre). Stands will reseed prolifically for several years, but will
gradually decline without soil disturbance.
Every two to three years, the site should be disked to control perennial
weeds and promote clasping coneflower germination. If necessary, plants can be mowed in the spring before stem
elongation begins. Stands that are
not disked should be mowed in late summer, and a late fall mowing in is also
Dracopis amplexicaulis Clasping Coneflower is a showy annual wildflower native to the US, it likes moist, organically rich soils but is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Clasping Coneflower plants will tolerate light shade. heat, drought and a wide range of soil conditions except poorly-drained wet ones. Seed may be planted directly in the garden in early spring or be started inside and transplanted after the last frost. Deadheading old flowers will encourage additional blooms. Clasping coneflower will reseed itself or seed heads may be removed to prevent self-seeding.
Dracopis amplexicaulis is named clasping coneflower because its leaves clasp the stems and is native from Georgia to Texas north to Missouri and Kansas. It grows wild along roadsides, waste areas, along streams and in prairies . This is a small-flowered glabrous composite that resembles Mexican hat (see Ratibida) in flower shape. It typically grows 18-24” tall. Flowers (to 2” across) feature columnar dark brown center disks (to 1” long), each with 5-10 drooping yellow ray flowers which may have orange or brownish-purple at the ray bases. Oblong to ovate leaves (to 4” long) are toothed to entire and clasp the stem. Dracopis amplexicaulis is also called Rudbeckia amplexicauli
Dracopis amplexicaulis Clasping Coneflower (Rudbeckia amplexicaulis) grows wild throughout the South but can be planted and will grow over most of the US.
Dracopis amplexicaulis Clasping Coneflower (Rudbeckia amplexicaulis)
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Dracopis amplexicaulis Clasping Coneflower (Rudbeckia amplexicaulis) plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
(http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.