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Rudbeckia hirta ‘Maya’ (Black-Eyed Susan)

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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, the 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 features 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 enable ‘Maya’ to become everybody’s favorite summer 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.
  • Rudbeckia hirta is native to Eastern and Central North America.

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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 Compositae
Genus Rudbeckia
Common names Yellow Daisy, Brown Betty, Black-eyed Susan
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 6" - 18"
(15cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Clay Soil
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, Cutting Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Rudbeckia hirta ‘Goldilocks’ (Black-Eyed Susan)
Rudbeckia hirta ‘Irish Eyes’ (Black-Eyed Susan)
Rudbeckia triloba ‘Blackjack Gold’ (Brown-Eyed Susan)
Rudbeckia fulgida ‘American Gold Rush’ (Black-Eyed Susan)
Rudbeckia maxima (Giant Coneflower)
Rudbeckia hirta ‘Amarillo Gold’ (Black-Eyed Susan)

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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.
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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 Compositae
Genus Rudbeckia
Common names Yellow Daisy, Brown Betty, Black-eyed Susan
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 6" - 18"
(15cm - 50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Clay Soil
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, Cutting Garden
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