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Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun' (Black-eyed Susan 'Prairie Sun')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.8m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun'

Other names

Black-eyed Susan 'Prairie Sun'

Genus

Rudbeckia Rudbeckia

Variety or Cultivar

'Prairie Sun' _ 'Prairie Sun' is an erect, deciduous biennial, often grown as an annual, with ovate to diamond-shaped, veined, mid- to dark green leaves and, from summer into autumn, daisy-like, light orange flowers with yellow petal tips.


Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun' is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Clump-forming

Awards

Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner

Flower

Golden-yellow, Orange in Summer; Orange, Golden-yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to promote further flowering and to prevent unwanted seedlings.

Propagation

Tends to self-seed freely.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun' (Black-eyed Susan 'Prairie Sun') will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, heavy but well-drained soil in a sunny or lightly shaded position. Tolerates heat and drought. Does not tolerate waterlogged conditions.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun'

Other names

Black-eyed Susan 'Prairie Sun'

Genus

Rudbeckia Rudbeckia

Variety or Cultivar

'Prairie Sun' _ 'Prairie Sun' is an erect, deciduous biennial, often grown as an annual, with ovate to diamond-shaped, veined, mid- to dark green leaves and, from summer into autumn, daisy-like, light orange flowers with yellow petal tips.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Clump-forming

Awards

Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner


Colour

Flower

Golden-yellow, Orange in Summer; Orange, Golden-yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to promote further flowering and to prevent unwanted seedlings.

Propagation

Tends to self-seed freely.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun' (Black-eyed Susan 'Prairie Sun') will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Prairie planting

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, heavy but well-drained soil in a sunny or lightly shaded position. Tolerates heat and drought. Does not tolerate waterlogged conditions.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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