Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii

Black-eyed Susan - Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii

Common Name: Black-eyed Susan
Genus: Rudbeckia
Species: fulgida var. deamii

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Long flowering period
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

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: August to October

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

Charming daisy-like orange-yellow flowers with prominent cone-shaped blackish-brown centres appear in abundance from August to October. This beautiful 'black-eyed Susan' is an excellent choice for the middle of a late summer border and it associates particularly well with ornamental grasses. It is a particularly free-flowering variety that is best planted in bold drifts in a sunny or partially shady site that doesn't dry out over summer.

  • 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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