Sun: Full to partial
Moisture: Moist to wet
Bloom Time: August-October
Bloom Color: Orange
Genotype: Winona, MN (shares a Level II ecosystem, Mixed Woods Plains, with Southeastern Michigan).
The cheery Orange Coneflower or Brown-Eyed Susan has a long bloom season that lasts well into the fall, often right up to Halloween in Washtenaw County. This is an easy, rugged native with a fairly tidy habit that looks lovely in a border or in a front-yard native garden. An established plant will slowly expand about two inches or so each year, and will self-seed from fallen seedheads, but is not aggressive.