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Rudbeckia hirta 'Maya' (Black-Eyed Susan)

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


Radiating warmth with its golden yellow petals, Rudbeckia hirta 'Maya' is an annual or biennial regarded as a pioneer in compact, double flowered, dwarf Rudbeckia. Held upright atop strong stems, its large, 3.5-4.5 in. (9-12 cm), bright blossoms will reward you with a spectacular display from midsummer to frost. This groundbreaking variety enjoys both a good plant habit and an excellent overall garden performance, which earned this garden jewel the Fleuroselect Gold Medal. Considering its ease of growth, as well as its durability and long blooming season, there is no doubt these noteworthy qualities will destin 'Maya' to become everybody’s favorite summertime flower.

  • Grows in upright clumps up to 12-18 in. tall (45 cm) and wide.
  • Thrives in full sun in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established. ;May survive up to a few seasons but will self seed and remain in the garden.
  • 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 5 – 9
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
Plant Family Rudbeckias
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 6" – 18" (15cm – 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 5 – 9
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
Plant Family Rudbeckias
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 6" – 18" (15cm – 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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