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Rudbeckia Speedy SmileyZ

SmileyZ™ Series

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$16.95 ea. (3+ discount) $16.50 ea.

Spring 2022

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Plant Code: RUSP

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Exuberant daisy-like flowers bedazzle the lush green multi-branching foliage in sunny golden yellow accentuated with dark molten chocolate centers. A smile is the universal language of kindness.

Rudbeckia hirta Speedy from the SmileyZ Series is fast growing, and breeding has produced this Rudbeckia hybrid cross to be more reliably perennial than some 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.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12-15" apart
Spacing: Plant 12" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower: Yellow
Accent: Yellow
Patent: Pending
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

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