Black Eyed Susan Indian Summer

 
Yellow Black Eyed Susan Indian Summer, Rudbeckia hirta, Black Eyed Susan or Gloriosa Daisy

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Regular Price: $9.98

Sale $6.49

per Plant - 3" pot You save: 35%
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Indian Summer is a new Black-eyed Susan with large, semi-double flowers. A real easy to grow beauty. (Rudbeckia hirta)

Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Native
Native
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 36-42" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid summer to early fall
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 266PER
Growing to about three feet, this new Black-eyed Susan gives you very refined semi-double flowers in the rich gold color on orderly, well-formed plants. Compared to Goldsturm, the petals here are rounded at the ends, and flowers are somewhat larger.
SKU 266PER
Common Name Black Eyed Susan or Gloriosa Daisy
Botanical Name Rudbeckia hirta
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 36-42" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid summer to early fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Native, Extended Blooms
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada No

Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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American MeadowsBlack Eyed Susan Indian Summer
 
4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (6)
  • Vivid colors (6)
  • Long bloom time (5)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Reliable growth (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large areas (5)
  • Cut flowers (3)
  • Garden (3)
  • Raised beds (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best and largest Black Eyed Susan ever!

The flowers are large and golden, in late summer when many other plants are spent. It is a self-sowing annual, which means it comes back year after year, and will give you some...Read complete review

The flowers are large and golden, in late summer when many other plants are spent. It is a self-sowing annual, which means it comes back year after year, and will give you some new plants if you want them, but is not invasive. And the bloom time lasts for weeks.

It is hardy even here in our Zone 4, Maine winters.

This is one of my favorite plants ever.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

waste of money

rec'd a replacement since first order was damaged in shipping - replacement just "withered on the vine".

rec'd a replacement since first order was damaged in shipping - replacement just "withered on the vine".

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5.0

Gorgeous!

By 

from New Hampshire

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Indian Summer:

    These black eyed susans have been amazing! They started out as a tiny 3 inch plant but had amazing success. They shot right up and gave beautiful, giant flowers all summer long. Here, at the end of the summer, I now have to purchase a support of some kind because they're so tall and hardy that some are falling over from the weight. Still healthy but need to be careful when mowing the lawn. I've gotten numerous compliments on these flowers as they're just stunning. Alternated these with the Lavender Hidcote which has been a beautiful combination! Can't say enough good things!

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    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Long bloomer

    By 

    from Linesville, Pa.

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    Pros

    • Attractive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Indian Summer:

      I love the huge flowers of this Daisy ! It doubled in size and is a long bloomer .

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Tough

      By 

      from D.C.

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      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Long Blooming

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Indian Summer:

        I purchased these to use as a filler. Was not too crazy about black eyed susans because they were so common. I have been missing out all of these years. Plants came with healthy root structure. I planted these and basically ignored them. They've had very little supplemental watering, and have a very long bloom time.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        2.0

        Dead after blooming for awhile

        By 

        from southeast Iowa

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

        • Disappointing

        Cons

        • Short Bloom Time

        Best Uses

        • One Time Wonder

        Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Indian Summer:

        Was proud that they did well until everything turned brown

         
        5.0

        GORGEOUS BLACK-EYED SUSANS

        By 

        from Central Jersey

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Border Control
          • Erosion Control
          • Large Areas
          • Raised Beds

          Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Indian Summer:

          The flowers on these plants are much larger than other black-eyed susan plants. They give enjoyment most of the summer!

           
          5.0

          Great Plant

          By 

          from NJ

          About Me Casual Hobbyist, Master Gardener

          Pros

          • Large Blooms
          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Containers
            • Cut Flowers
            • Large Areas

            Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Indian Summer:

            I bought one plant in spring and it currently has over a dozen huge blooms! My family couldn't believe it was a black-eyed susan!

             
            5.0

            Black-Eyed Susans are very attractive

            By 

            from Boston, MA

            Pros

            • Large Bulb Size
            • Low Maintenance
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Indian Summer:

                This plant really ehances the garden. Great centerpiece.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best and largest Black Eyed Susan ever!

                By 

                from Maine

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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Late Summer Bloom
                • Long Bloom Time
                • Low Maintenance
                • Reliable Growth
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Cut Flowers
                  • Large Areas

                  Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Indian Summer:

                  The flowers are large and golden, in late summer when many other plants are spent. It is a self-sowing annual, which means it comes back year after year, and will give you some new plants if you want them, but is not invasive. And the bloom time lasts for weeks.

                  It is hardy even here in our Zone 4, Maine winters.

                  This is one of my favorite plants ever.

                   
                  1.0

                  waste of money

                  By 

                  from charlotte, nc

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Never grew

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Indian Summer:

                      rec'd a replacement since first order was damaged in shipping - replacement just "withered on the vine".

                       
                      5.0

                      reliable color pop in any garden

                      By 

                      from long island, usa

                      About Me Avid Gardener, Master Gardener, Professional Landscaper

                      Pros

                      • Long Bloom Time
                      • Low Maintenance
                      • Reliable Growth
                      • Vivid Colors

                      Cons

                      • Susceptible to Pests

                      Best Uses

                      • Accent color
                      • Large Areas
                      • Raised Beds

                      Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Indian Summer:

                      [...]

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      WONDERFUL PLANT!

                      By 

                      from Keswick, VA

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                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Long Bloom Time
                      • Low Maintenance
                      • Vivid Colors

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Cottage garden
                        • Cut Flowers
                        • Large Areas
                        • Raised Beds

                        Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Indian Summer:

                        This is one of my favorite flowers. It is large, has great color and blooms all summer. Even in our dry, hot summer and hard clay soil, it performed beautifully.

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                        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
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