Plant Base Online (beta)

botanical name:
Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun'
Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Black Eyed Susan
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: golden
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Large golden-yellow, orange-flushed, flowers up to 12cm across, borne on strong stems in summer.
Short-lived perennial normally grown as a half-hardy annual.

Moderately fertile, moist, well drained soil in full sun or light part shade. Copes with some drought. Not frost hardy, and normally dies off after flowering.

Excellent for cutting.

other notes:
Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner, 2003
Deeproot tree logo

You can also install Plant Base on your computer:

  • self contained application
  • more features
  • update and add records
  • larger and higher quality pictures
  • fast and efficient
  • always available, no connection needed
  • Windows, Mac and Android

details ...