Western Cone-flower is a very attractive dark purple flower found in mountain meadows. Flowers are composites with dark purple upraised centers. Western Cone- flower can grow to six feet tall making it quite showy. This perennial grows in full to part sun in mountain meadows and other moist openings in the forest. They are excellent in English style gardens. They can be grown near a lawn, where there is extra water available. In a California style garden Western Cone-flower can be placed next to a pond or bird bath.
Foliage of Rudbeckia occidentalis is stressdeciduous.
Flower of Rudbeckia occidentalis has color violet.