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Rudbeckia Hirta

Botanical Name:

Rudbeckia hirta

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Moist to dry, well-drained soils. Juglones tolerant
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

Plant Type

Annuals, Perennials, Herb/Forb, Annual, Herb, Native Plant, Perennial, Wildflower

Lifespan

Annual, Biennial, Perennial

Plant Height

1-3 ft.

Flower

2"-4" whorl of involucral bracts that flower on a head with 10 to 20 bright orange-yellow to red rays surrounding a dark purplish brown egg-shaped dome. Blooms from May to July, producing long-lasting cut flowers and cutting encourages the plants to send out more blossoms. They are yellow to darker yellow at the center.

Fruit

Small brown seeds late summer. Displays from July to October.

Benefits
Ornamental

Color, Showy, Blooms ornamental, Wildflower meadow, Pocket prairie

Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Taxonomy

Order

Asterales

Family

Rudbeckias

Genus

Rudbeckia

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