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Rudbeckia hirta Kelvedon Star

Gloriosa Daisy

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 2-3' (Plant 12-18" 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 / Accent: Yellow / Copper
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Chocolate brown splashes on each gold-tipped petal prove to be a striking combination. Ideal for cutting, the showy 4 blooms produce an explosion of flowers on long stems. 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.

Features to Note:

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

Prefers 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 removed if reseeding is a problem. Aging foliage can be cut back to 6" for a flush of new growth if desired.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Ships: Fall 2016
Plant Code: RUKS