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Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan      Latin Name: Rudbeckia hirta pulcherrima      Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
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Rudbeckia hirta pulcherrima

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Category: Annual
Family: ASTERACEAE
Genus: Rudbeckia
species: hirta
Cultivar: pulcherrima
Origin:
Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
Size Description:
Notes:
Growth habit: Upright to round growth habit
Foliage: Alternate, lanceolate, mid-green and hairy, 2 to 5 inches long. Upper leaves are sessile.
Flowers: Bright yellow ray flowers with center cones of purplish brown. About 1 to 2 inches across. Blooms in the summer and fall (July to October).
Culture: Prefers full sun or light shade in ordinary soil. Tolerates dry soil.
Pests and problems: Prone to downy mildew, powdery mildew, rust, aphids and sawfly larvae (caterpillars).
Uses: Borders, bedding plant, cut flowers. When massed, they create a large color impact that can be seen even when traveling on a freeway.
Propagation: Seeds, division for perennial types.
Cultivars:
‘Prairie Sun’ is sturdy, 3 foot tall plant with golden yellow flowers up to 3 inches across and a greenish yellow eye. A 2003 All America Selection.
‘Indian Summer’ is a sturdy selection with large, yellow flowers and brown eye
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
Characteristics:
Availability:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingHigh Availability
Deer Resistance: star ratingstar ratingstar ratingSome ResistanceSee plants that are deer resistant.
Full Sun Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like full sun.
Part Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like part shade.
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Bloom history: (Recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio, unless otherwise noted)7/1/2011 until 7/22/2011 See other plants that bloom at this time.
Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Ault Park 5090 Observatory Circle Cincinnati OH
Specimen: 85
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Rudbeckia
Location: Ault Park Observatory Circle
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Late Summer 2008
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Rudbeckia
Location: Ault Park Observatory Circle
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Late Summer 2008
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden 1 Brookside Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom CB2 1JE
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 52.193389000000000 Longitude: 0.130539450000000] Specimen: 1967
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Flower of Rudbeckia hirta
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: August 2012
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Rudbeckia hirta
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: August 2012
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 56.436266933333300 Longitude: 10.342360616666700] Specimen: 3212
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 59.443580050000000 Longitude: 24.795463433333300] Specimen: 3283
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