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Daisy - Black Eyed Susan


DAISY, GLORIOSACone Flower, Black Eyed Susan


Rudbeckia hirta  (rude-BECK-ee-ah HIR-ta)


Perennial         Sun      Height 18 - 36 feet      Spread 18 - 24 feet       Spacing 12 - 18 inches


HABIT:           Fuzzy foliage and yellow flowers with dark brown centers that bloom June into August.


CULTURE:    Grows OK in dry soil but responds favorably to moist, well-prepared beds. Needs good drainage.


USES:             Summer flowers, low-water areas.


PROBLEMS:  None.             

NOTES:          Also called cone flower and black-eyed Susan. Native to Texas. Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’ is an improved variety. Can be planted from seed or pots.


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