Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Early Bird Gold' (PBR)

Black-eyed Susan - Rudbeckia fulgida  'Early Bird Gold' (PBR)

Common Name: Black-eyed Susan
Genus: Rudbeckia
Species: fulgida
Cultivar: 'Early Bird Gold' (PBR)

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Orange, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This new variety has the incredible advantage of being day length neutral (not dependent on day length to induce flowering) which means that it starts flowering much earlier and continues to flower later into the season. The golden yellow petals and brown cone centre offer a long flowering season, beginning in late spring often as early as late May and extending well into autumn. The sturdy upright habit make it a wonderful plant for mixed borders and wildflower gardens.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring. Support with ring stakes or brushwood well before the flowers appear.

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