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Clasping coneflower is easy to grow and produces lots of flowers on their many stemmed stalks. The leaves are oblong with heart-shaped, clasping bases. The flowers are about 2” across. Native from Georgia to Texas and Oklahoma. Will self-seed. Cherokee Indians used the juice of the root for earache. Synonymous with Rudbeckia amplexicaulis.
Surface sow seed directly on ground once soil is warm, or start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Needs light to germinate. Sprouts 10-30 days.

Dracopis amplexicaulis, Clasping Coneflower

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