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Rudbeckia hirta

Rudbeckia hirta
gloriosa daisy; black-eyed susan
Rudbeckia hirta

Common name gloriosa daisy; black-eyed susan
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-10)
Flowers yellow-orange-burgundy
Size 2'
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinate at room temperature. blooms first year from seed if sown indoors early spring.
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensearly October

Cheerful annual daisy, making for a great display when a few plants are clustered together. the flowers come in a wide range of patterns, with colors generally in the yellow-orange-brown-burgundy range. We've twice grown a crop from named seed: a few years ago 'Rustic Colors', and more recently 'Goldielocks'. The smaller photos on this page are all examples of 'Rustic Colors', and the large photo at top is a volunteer several generations removed. 'Goldielocks' is a traditional plain-yellow black-eyed susan type.

gloriosa daisy; black-eyed susan
Rudbeckia hirta
This patch came from seed for 'Goldylocks'

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for 'Rustic Colors' from Pinetree '04. Baggy 70F with light (84%G, 3-9d)
  2. Seed for 'Goldylocks' from '07 trade. Baggy 70F with light (88%G, 3-9d)

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