Giant Coneflower Wildflower Seeds Rudbeckia maxima Native Plant Perennial Seeds Open Pollinated Untreated Seeds Grow Your Own
Giant Coneflower or Great Perennial Coneflower (Rudbeckia maxima) is a Native Perennial Wildflower that rises above the garden to as high as 6' during the Hot Summer Season! Great Bee Plant!!
Seed Count: Minimum of 25 seeds...often more!
Preparation and Shipping...
Seeds are packaged in plastic bags and bubble envelopes.
A Bit of Plant Culture...
Giant Coneflower produces yellow, coneflower-like blooms with dark brown centers. This is a Stunning Bee and Butterfly Plant that makes a Tall Statement in the Sunny Garden. At maturity, the Great Coneflower can reach 6 to 10' tall and create a clump that expands to 3' across as it matures.
This Beautiful Native Prairie Plant is also known as The Giant Yellow Coneflower or more often the Cabbage Leaf Coneflower.
This Perennial is listed in most Prairie Lists and apparently was widespread across the Plains of the US. Today, it is seldom found in the wild due to reduced prairie and open-spaces.
The Giant Coneflower is a Worthy and Statuesque Perennial in the Residential Garden and should be grown more. It is hardy in USDA Zones 6a through 8b. It is often evergreen or ever gray since the cabbage-shaped leaves are a gray tone. This wildflower is perpetually blooming in the more southern zones.
We were taught to harvest as children by our Great-grandmother Bray, a full-blooded Cherokee. She worked most of her life among seeds, cuttings and plants that helped to feed the reservation members in the 1950's. Our seeds are harvested, packaged and stored as she taught us..by hand from an organic environment. Most of our packets retain the original pods or seed casings because Grand-mother Bray believed strongly that if you 'cleaned the seed', you were separating the heart and soul of the new plant.
Like Grandmother Bray, we are generous with the number of seeds we ship..One change to our grandmother's methods are to use plastic gloves for handling and plastic bags for shipping...We hope she understands.
The seeds we offer are harvested from our own gardens. We do not harvest from the wild or from state or federal lands without authorization. Recent research through Texas A&M is suggesting that by separating the seed from the chaff or touching the seed directly, we are inadvertently impacting on the seed germination rate by the transfer of oil from our hands. For this reason, we collect seeds using plastic gloves. Our seeds are naturally dried in a separate area and packed into plastic bags. We also include germination instructions for our seed sales upon your request.
Seed Buyer Responsibility
We trial-test our own seeds and take great care in the harvesting process since we often grow our new stock from the same seeds. Germination and growing out are the buyer's responsibility and the success will be based on the care and cultivation taken by the buyer. We assume no responsibility once the seed packet is received by the buyer.
We assume no responsibility for promoting invasive species and will not ship species considered Invasive by State Authorities or the USDA.
We do not recommend or accept any responsibility for species material used as a medical alternative.
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Shipping & policies
We ship in the Order of Paid Invoices...and while our goal is prompt shipment of all orders. However shipping delays can occur during period of High Sales (Spring Planting and Christmas) or due to periods of Severe Weather. We routinely do not ship some plants during the Heat of August. If in doubt as to the specific shipping date of the items you purchased, please send us a note!...
We welcome your messages or special requests. We attempt to respond to all messages promptly...sometimes, the response requires a bit of time to research.
Our Growing Philosophy....We propagate through seedlings, cuttings, and division of well-established plants. We do not use chemicals and allow the plant to establish root systems naturally. This may - or may not - create a smaller plant or a longer growing period than the 'Treated with Nitrogen' plants visible at Big Box Stores.
We do not grow hundreds of any one plant, but prefer to grow hundreds of different plants instead...Numbers of plants are often limited.
We offer many native varieties because we like them and strongly believe that the Heritage of Natives should be retained. We Never collect them from the wild. We grow them from cuttings or seeds from our own Garden and Property.
We ship with excess soil removed from the root system. The roots are wrapped in dampened materials and securely encased in plastic. Each plant is labeled as to the common and botanical names. We ship USPS. We have been using this method for more than 30 years and have found it to be highly reliable...
We routinely ship Plant Materials within the Continental USA. Alaska, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands require additional shipping costs...and we will create a Designated Listing for your additional shipping and handling costs.
We can not replace or refund Plant, Seed or Cutting material that has been confiscated by a governmental agency...regardless of the reason. We can no longer maintain current information on State Regulations for Live Plant Shipment. It is the Buyer's Responsibility to know when a plant is considered "non-shippable" into their state.
Due to USDA regulations, we ship no plants, seeds, or cuttings to Hawaii.
You do not have to be home to receive your package as we do not require signatures. Neither do we mark the boxes with the contents because this gives the US Postal Service the option of non-delivery if no-one is home.
As soon as the plants have been packed and shipped, the buyer is provided with the Label or Tracking Number. we do follow tracking on our shipped items and consider the sale complete when the Tracking Information indicates the package/box was delivered safely by USPS.
Each Plant Sale is unique for us! Each is hand-inspected and hand-packed for shipment. We do not 'anticipate' shipping or purchase the Shipping Label in advance of Shipment. We carry each box to the United States Post Office for shipment to ensure prompt scanning and shipment...and routinely make trips to the Belton Post Office three days a week.
We are shipping a growing number of Fairy Garden Miniatures and Whimsey Internationally when requested. We have had great success with shipping to the United Kingdom, Iceland, France and Australia. Additional shipping costs may/are required.
Our goal is Assist in Growing Your Garden...as well as Ours!
Cultural Growing Information...Please ask us if you would like cultural or growing information and we will gladly respond electronically. We will happily oblige upon request ONLY! We do not include growing instructions or invoice in your shipment.
We accept Direct Checkout and PayPal payments.
Growing Consignments, including Quantity Purchases of a Species or Variety, are accepted upon availability. We will gladly create a Designated Listing for your specific plant requests. Full Advance Payment is necessary and Plant Grow Outs are normally based on six-month timelines, sometimes longer due to Adverse Weather Conditions.
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
We strive to build Long-Term relationships...and sincerely hope you will join the ranks of our Repeat Clients.
Please contact us within 24 hours of arrival if your package is somehow damaged due to shipping. Photographic evidence of shipping damage to the plant is requested. We will send replacements when available, credit your account or refund your costs for plants that do not arrive in viable condition.
We find that we cannot be responsible for Replacement Plants under the following conditions:
• Lost or misplaced packages once USPS has scanned the package as delivered;
• Severe weather or Possible neglect by buyer
• Lack of experience or comprehension of the plant's need on buyer's part
• Failure to notify us of an issue within 24 hours upon receipt of Package
We want to be notified if you are unhappy with our plants in any way.
Many of our Fairy Garden Whimsey Creations are Hand Crafted and Uniquely designed from High-fire Sculptor's Clay and Cold Cast Resin. As a Practicing Miniature Artist for more than 30 years, many of our designs are sold to Production Houses and distributed World-wide.
We Select, Package and Ship all of our Fairy Garden Whimsey Items with Care...and we trust the USPS to deliver the packages promptly and efficiently. To assist in this process, we always purchase tracking information and provide it to the buyer. Once the package has been delivered by USPS, we believe the transaction is complete.
PLANT CONSIGNMENT OR QUANTITY GROW-OUT
We Gladly accept Consignments on Growing Out Larger numbers of Specific Plants with pre-payment. Time required for Grow-out varies with the plant and the season. We will gladly root out our Antique Roses upon Consignment...
We welcome the opportunity to Assist you in creating a Special Garden!