Rudbeckias are easy-to-grow perennials featuring golden, daisylike flowers with black or purple centers, and include the
popular black-eyed Susan.
About This Plant
Rudbeckia's bright, summer-blooming flowers give the best effect when planted in masses in a border or wildflower meadow.
Some species also have attractive gray-green foliage. In general, rudbeckias are relatively drought-tolerant and disease-
resistant. Flower colors include yellow and gold, and the plants grow 2 to 6 feet tall, depending on the variety.
Select a site with full sun to light shade and well-drained soil.
Plant in spring, spacing plants 2 to 3 feet apart, depending on the variety. Prepare the garden bed by using a garden fork or
tiller to loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, then mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost. Dig a hole twice the diameter
of the pot the plant is in. Carefully remove the plant from its container and place it in the hole so the top of the root ball is level
with the soil surface. Carefully fill in around the root ball and firm the soil gently. Water thoroughly.
Apply a thin layer of compost each spring, followed by a 2-inch layer of mulch to retain moisture and control weeds. Water
plants during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week. After the first killing frost, cut stems back to an inch or two
above soil line. Divide plants every 3 to 4 years as new growth begins in the spring, lifting plants and dividing them into
Scientific Name :
Common Name :
Black Eyed Susan
Blooming Season :
Plant Habit :
Summerina Patio Orange
Summerina Yellow is a Rudbeckia and Echinacea cross the
flowers are long lasting and flowers all summer with the
hardiness of a Rudbeckia and the longevity of an
Features longer lasting large flowers and a long bloom
season from summer through until autumn.
Requires a sunny location, well drained soil, grows 18 to 36
inches high and is drought resistant.
Summerina Patio Yellow