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Rudbeckia fulgida

Black-eyed Susan

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  • Rudbeckia fulgida | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Rudbeckia fulgida | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.5m to 1m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourYellow orange
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Rudbeckia fulgida (Black-eyed Susan). This is a perennial which will grow about 1m high, with medium green and slightly hairy leaves. The flowers are daisy-like, orange-yellow with dark brown centres. Give them full sun and well drained soil.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

North America

Interest and use

Naturaliser, border.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will prefer loamy, moisture-retentive soil in full sun or partial-shade. You can propagate from seeds or by division in spring or autumn.

Propagation

Divide clumps

Pests, diseases or disorders

Rust can become a problem.

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