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
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 'Prairie Sun' Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall