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Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer' (Black-Eyed Susan)

Gloriosa Daisy 'Indian Summer', Black-eyed Susan 'Indian Summer',Yellow Ox-eye Daisy 'Indian Summer', Brown-Eyed Susan 'Indian Summer', Brown Betty 'Indian Summer', Golden Jerusalem 'Indian Summer', English Bull's Eye 'Indian Summer', Yellow Daisy 'Indian Summer'


Adding bold, stunning color to the garden, award-winning Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer' (Black-Eyed Susan) is a biennial boasting stunning, extra-large daisy-like flowers, up to 6-9 in. wide (15-22 cm) - one of the largest blooms among Rudbeckia. The semi-double and single flowers are adorned with bright, golden-yellow rays surrounding a dark chocolate center disk. Blooming profusely from early summer to frost, it provides weeks of eye-catching color. The flowers are produced in such quantities that they almost cover the lovely foliage of mahogany leaves. An outstanding cut flower, its seed heads have good winter interest unless they are used in dried arrangements.

  • Recipient of the All-America Selections award in 1995 as well as the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society in 2000
  • Grows in upright clumps up to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm). May self seed and remain in the garden.
  • Thrives in full sun in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Ridiculously easy to grow and largely trouble free, this rudbeckia is a great candidate for mixed borders, cutting gardens, or as an accent plant when planted in mass.
  • Deer resistant, the flowers are attractive to pollinating insects, butterflies and birds.
  • Remove and discard spent flowers to encourage extended blooming and prevent unwanted seedlings next season.
  • Easily propagated by seed.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Annuals, Perennials
Plant Family Rudbeckias
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 18" (30cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Annuals, Perennials
Plant Family Rudbeckias
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 18" (30cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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