Rudbeckia Glowing SmileyZ™

SmileyZ™ Series Black-eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy
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Warm Flowers in Autumnal Hues
Flowers with toasty brown centers tipped in golden yellow mature with cooler temps to handsome burnt orange/red trimmed in glowing golden copper. Luminous reflexed petals reveal the silky chocolate drop centers. “Peace begins with a smile!” Mother Teresa. Rudbeckia Glowing from the SmileyZ Series is fast growing, and breeding has produced this Rudbeckia hybrid cross to be more reliably perennial than other hirta varieties. A favorite for cut-flower arrangements. Vases will overflow with its reliable plentiful blooms. In meadows, along the roadside or in your garden bed; Rudbeckia are one of the most versatile and recognized perennials. Picture-perfect punctuated with butterflies and the goldfinches will love the seed.

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Code RUGS
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Plant Type Perennials
Species hirta
Height Short 12-15"
Spacing Plant 18" apart
Bloom Time Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones
5-9
Soil Type Normal, Clay
Water Needs Medium
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Long-Blooming

Planting Sites

  • 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. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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.