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Rudbeckia hirta 'Irish Eyes'

More About Rudbeckia hirta 'Irish Eyes'

  • AKA Rudbeckia hirta 'Green Eyes'
  • Biennial or short-lived perennial
  • Daisy-like flowerheads with yellow petals surrounding a central, green eye or cone
  • Rough, hairy, mid-green, lance-shaped leaves, 10 cm long
  • Stem leaves are usually narrower and shorter
  • Bloom Time: Early July to September
  • Flower Height: 80 cm
  • Foliage Height: 60 cm
  • Flower Size: 8 cm

Zone:

3

Height:

55-60 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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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. 


Rudbeckia hirta 'Irish Eyes' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Fall
Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing