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Rudbeckia hirta Chocolate Orange

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$8.95 $4.47 (50% off) $4.25 ea. (3+ discount)

In stock for Spring 2017

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Draped in chocolate with a wrapper of gold! The brown center cone is surrounded by a smooth ring of chocolate maroon petals dipped with bold golden orange tips. This is a must-have treat for your garden. Road salt tolerant.

In meadows, along the roadside or in your garden bed, Rudbeckia are one of the most versatile and recognized perennials. Wildlife friendly. Picture-perfect punctuated with butterflies and the goldfinches will love the seed.

Details

Item Code: RUCO
Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 2'
Spacing: Plant 1' apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Clay, Sandy
Flower: Burgundy
Accent: Orange
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Rudbeckia General Information

Rudbeckia hirta are wonderful, free flowering daisies in colors from yellow through bronze and mahogany. You can have them for years, but the original plants will only last a few seasons. But wait! The plants self-seed readily and if you learn to recognize the slightly hairy seedlings and allow a few to develop where you want them; you can have as many as you want for many years.

Rudbeckia Plant Care

Prefer moist, fertile well-drained soil. Although drought tolerant, Rudbeckia bloom better with ample moisture. Pinching can produce more compact plants in taller varieties. Allow seeds to fall to assure permanence in the garden. Spent flower heads can be cut back to prevent too many volunteers. Can be divided every 4 years in spring. Spent foliage can be cut back to 6" for a flush of new growth.