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Black-Eyed
Susan

Rudbeckia

 



Description:

A classic perennial that received the honor of the 1999 Perennial of the Year!    Black-eyed Susans are often confused with coneflowers (Echinacea).  May leave seed heads on for winter interest and for the birds.
 
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan, Orange Coneflower
Botanical Name: Rudbeckia
Type: Perennial
Soil Preference: This plant tolerates drought and a little salt and will also grow in dry to moist soils but prefers a  well-drained/loamy, sandy or clay soil.   The pH preference is an acidic to slightly alkaline (6.8 - 7.7)
Light Requirements: Full sun to light shade
Attributes: 1999 Perennial Plant of the Year.  This plant has an extended bloom season.  Heat tolerant.  Good for mass plantings, ground cover and naturalizing.   Attracts birds and butterflies.  Suitable for cut flowers and dry flowers. 
Pests: Thrips, Leaf Miners, Aphids, Sawflies
Diseases: Crown and root rot, Botrytis, Anthracnose, Gray Mold and Stem Rot, Mildew, Rust
Good Companion Plants: Coneflower, Pennisetum, Tall Garden Phlox, Russian Sage, Stonecrop
Care: Fertilize every 4 months with slow-release Osmocote or fertilize every few weeks with Plant-tone or Miracle Gro.  Dead-head spent blooms.  In spring, remove dead foliage only and divide if needed.

Planting Instructions:  Perennials

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Rudbeckia hirta 'Autumn Colors'
Black-Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy
zones 5-9
 
Description:  A beautiful new bi-colored Black-Eyed Susan.  The single, 5-7" flowers are fiery bronze-red with darker red rings and rust red centers.  The flower color resembles the full spectrum of autumn leaves. 
Bloom Color: Red, bi-color
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 22-24"
Spread:  


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Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Black Beauty'
Black-Eyed Susan
zones 3-9
 
Description:  An unusual coneflower with a large central cone ringed with gold but no ray flowers!  Best flowering is June through July with sporadic bloom through the season. Butterflies love them!
Bloom Color: none
Bloom Time: June-July through fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 24-36"
Spread: 12-24"


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Rudbeckia 'Early Bird Gold'
Black-Eyed Susan
zones
 
Description: A genetic breakthrough in Rudbeckia!  This new variety has the incredible advantage of being day length neutral (not dependent on day length to induce flowering) which means that it starts blooming much earlier and continues to bloom later into the season.  'Early Bird Gold' was discovered in a field of 'Goldsturm' at Dupont Nursery in Louisiana where it bloomed consistently two months before 'Goldsturm' and continued to bloom two months longer as well. It exhibits all of the other notable qualities of 'Goldsturm' including golden yellow, daisy-like flowers with a brown cone and a sturdy, upright habit.
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 24"
Spread: 18-24"


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Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'
Black-Eyed Susan, Orange Coneflower
zones 3-9
 
Description:  This variety continues to increase in popularity because gardeners find it irresistible when they see a big plant in flower.  This is a long-blooming cultivar with lots of golden orange black-eyed daisies forming a tiny dome of color for many weeks in late summer.
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 24"
Spread: 24"


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Rudbeckia hirta 'Goldilocks'
Black-Eyed Susan, Orange Coneflower
zones 3-7
 
Description:  The bright yellow daisy-like flowers are excellent for cutting and attracting butterflies.  Plant in full sun to partial shade in fertile well drained soil. Rudbeckia Goldilocks is drought and heat tolerant surviving quite well with weekly waterings. 
Bloom Color: Gold/Orange
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-24"
Spread: 12-18"


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Rudbeckia hirta
Black-Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy
zones 4-9
 
Description:  This plant bears large and showy yellow flowers.  It prefers a sunny spot with a well-drained fertile soil.  Serves as a butterfly nectar source.  Attracts birds and butterflies.  Remove spent flowers to improve beauty of the plant.
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18-36"
Spread: 24-30"


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Growing Colors

Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer'
Black-Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy
zones 4-9
 
Description:  An easy-to-grow perennial with large flower heads of golden yellow with darkeyes blooming July to September.  The dark green foliage turns to mahogany in fall.
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 36-48"
Spread: 12-18"


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Rudbeckia hirta 'Irish Eyes'
Black-Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy
zones 4-9
 
Description:  'Iris Eyes' has cheerful yellow daisies with green centers or "eyes".   Remove the spent flowers to improve the beauty of the plant.
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18-36"
Spread: 24-30"


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Rudbeckia fulgida 'Little Gold Star'
Black-Eyed Susan
zones 4-10
 
Description: While Goldsturm can stand waist-high in bloom, Little Goldstar is a much more compact, proportional plant.  Standing just knee high, this plant forms a bushy, short clump of rich green foliage covered with starburst-shaped, golden yellow blossoms Mid-summer through early fall.
Bloom Color: Golden Yellow
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 14-16"
Spread: 14-16"


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Growing Colors

Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun'
Black-Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy
zones 6-9
 
Description: 

Exceptional summer color. Large 5" golden yellow flowers are tipped lighter yellow and with light green center cones. Plants are fast growing and continue to bloom all summer, very heat tolerant. Excellent for mass color display in the sunny border.

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: All Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 36"
Spread: 24-36"


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Rudbeckia hirta 'Toto'
Black-Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy
zones 4-9
 
Description:  Large golden yellow flowers with a large black central cone. Was awarded the Fleuroselect Quality Mark for excellent performance in the garden.
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 8-10"
Spread: 12-18"


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Rudbeckia 'Viette's Little Suzy'
Black-Eyed Susan
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A compact, upright, clump-forming, free-blooming coneflower which features daisy-like flowers with yellow rays and dark brownish-purple center disks. Good fresh cut flower.
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: July-September
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-18"
Spread: 8-12"
     

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