Indian Summer Black-Eyed Susan
Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer'
|Description||Large, golden yellow, daisy-like flowers with black centers appear in profusion throughout the warm season. A great choice for adding bright, cheerful color to wildflower meadows or sunny, informal borders. Will naturalize in the garden by self-seeding. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Summer through fall|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 24 to 30 in. tall, 2 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||Use this versatile native in perennial borders for middle height late season color. A natural component of the meadow and prairie garden. Combine with North American native perennials in wildlife habitat gardens. Highbrow color for foundation plantings out front. Spectacular along a picket fence or to mark an arbor gate. Particularly well suited to rustic woodsy home sites.|
|Companion Plants||Coneflower (Echinacea); Avens (Geum); Switch Grass (Panicum); Blue Mist Shrub (Caryopteris); Delphinium (Delphinium)|
|Care||Thrives in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, tolerates mild drought, but prefers regular water. Remove spent flowers to promote continued bloom. Hard prune at the end of the season. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.|
|Lore||Native Americans used the roots of Rudbeckia in lieu of medicinal Echinacea when the latter was unavailable.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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