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Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun'

More About Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun'

  • Biennial or short-lived perennial
  • Daisy-like flowerheads
  • Petals are tipped in yellow and surround a central, green cone
  • Rough, hairy, mid-green, lance-shaped leaves, 10 cm long
  • Stem leaves are usually narrower and shorter
  • Bloom Time: Early July to frost
  • Flower Height: 80 cm
  • Foliage Height: 60 cm
  • Flower Size: 8 cm

Zone:

4

Height:

55-60 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Orange

Gloriosa Daisy Growing and Maintenance Tips

A biennial that is a very prolific seeder, flowering from the first-year's germination, but may not self-seed true to cultivar. Grows best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Deadheading will help with overall appearance but not necessary for extending bloom times. Tolerates hot and humid summers and has a good tolerance to drought. Leaving finished flowers will provide both winter interest and food for birds. 

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Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Fast
Fast
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Golden

Landscape uses

Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun'