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Rudbeckia hirta ‘Toto’ (Black-Eyed Susan)

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Compact, with excellent basal branching, Rudbeckia hirta ‘Toto’ is a dwarf biennial boasting large, bright golden-yellow flowers, 3 in. across (8 cm), adorned with a chocolate brown cone. 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 bushy fresh green foliage. An outstanding cut flower, its seed heads have good winter interest unless they are used in dried arrangements.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows in upright clumps up to 12-14 in. tall (30-40 cm) and 10-12 in. wide (25-30 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.
  • Rudbeckia hirta is native to Eastern and Central North America.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 8
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 Compositae
Genus Rudbeckia
Common names Yellow Daisy, Black-eyed Susan, Brown Betty
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 10" - 12"
(25cm - 30cm)
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, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, 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)
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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 - 8
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 Compositae
Genus Rudbeckia
Common names Yellow Daisy, Black-eyed Susan, Brown Betty
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 10" - 12"
(25cm - 30cm)
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, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Cutting Garden
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