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Rudbeckia hirta /Gloriosa Daisy

Rudbeckia hirta  / Rudbeckia hirta
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Close-up image of one of the many different cultivars of the gloriosa daisy

Collection of flowers in summer

A cluster of the bright yellow and red daisy flowers

Provide full sunlight and a well drained soil to grow high quality gloriosa daisies

Bright face of a flower

A pair of flowers close up

A freer growing colony of daisies

This is an excellent summer flowering perennial

Variety with several rows of petals

Outstanding newer varieties have multiple rows of petals

The flowers of this selection have the look of a chrysanthemum

One of the improved selections

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Scientific Name: Rudbeckia hirta
Common Name: Gloriosa Daisy
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: The foliage of the black-eyed susan is covered with coarse hairs. The outer ray flowers tend to droop a bit and the center disk flowers are cone-shaped and dark purple.