24-36” tall x 18-24” wide. Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’ is a biennial or short-lived perennial ideal for naturalizing in meadows, cottage gardens, and perennial borders where plants can seed freely. Plants are commonly treated as a re-seeding annual, with seed-heads left standing in fall to replenish the garden. Where volunteers are not desired, flower heads can be cut back to prevent re-seeding. Plants tolerate a wide range of soils including clay, but require adequate drainage. Rudbeckia is heat and drought tolerant, though plants bloom best with plenty of moisture. Upright stems bear small leaves above dense, basal foliage. Plants can be pinched back early in the season to increase branching. Deadheading encourages longer blooming. Flowers can be harvested for drying once fully opened.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
Prairie Sun Black Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy
Rudbeckia hirta Prairie Sun
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Mid summer to early fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Acidic Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Good For Cut Flowers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Multiplies / Naturalizes
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|