PlantsBlack Eyed Susans→Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 36 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Golden-yellow with chocolate-black cones
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Other: To frost. Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Self sows
Pollinators: Hoverflies
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: AAS (All-America Selection®): 1995
Other: 1999 Mississippi Medallion Winner

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Location: Thomasville, GA USADate: 2020-04-09
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Location: Thomasville, GA USADate: 2020-04-09
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Location: Potted on my patio zone 9 SE exposureDate: 2020-06-271 plant almost 3' tall x 2' wide & full of flowers
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Location: Thomasville, GA USADate: 2020-04-09
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Date: 2012-08-06
By Paul2032
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Location: Lilburn, GADate: 2019-12-16Seeds waiting for finches
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Location: Potted on my patio zone 9 SE exposureDate: 2020-06-27Large perfect flower size of hand
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Location: my zone 5 gardenDate: 2016-06-30
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Date: 2017-08-10
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: Jun 26, 2006 3:55 PM
By Marilyn
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Date: 2011-06-28Courtesy Outsidepride
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Date: 2015-08-21
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Date: 2015-08-21
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Date: 2012-08-06
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Date: 2014-09-05
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Location: My garden in KentuckyDate: 2006-12-30
By Marilyn
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Courtesy Harris Seeds
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Comments:
Posted by SCButtercup (Simpsonville SC - Zone 7b) on Aug 27, 2014 8:02 PM

Taller, bigger flowers, and more stately than Rudbeckia fulgida. Looks great paired with Echinacea, especially Magnus, which is a similar height. Seeds need to be cold treated, so this plant is great for winter sowing.

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Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Oct 10, 2014 6:41 PM

'Indian Summer' is a favorite. With its large big yellow, dark-coned flowers, it is showy, beautiful, and charming in the garden. Long blooming from early summer to frost. Attracts butterflies. Great as a cut flower. Deer and rabbit resistant. Can be grown in containers as well as in the ground. Drought tolerant once established. Best treated as an annual, as it is a short-lived perennial.

1995 AAS Flower Award Winner.

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Plant Events from our members
Catmint20906 On June 15, 2015 Bloomed
Catmint20906 On September 2, 2014 Bloomed
seeds from Feb 2014 swap
lovesblooms On March 1, 2020 Seeds sown
winter sow
lovesblooms On February 9, 2017 Seeds sown
w/s
taterpye On August 11, 2020 Bloomed
tabbycat On May 26, 2021 Miscellaneous Event
2 healthy 18" plants that should bloom this summer
tabbycat On May 20, 2021 Bloomed
tabbycat On March 1, 2021 Miscellaneous Event
Freeze Feb. 15th didn't phase it so I sprinkled fertilizer pellets today
tabbycat On June 5, 2020 Bloomed
1st flower 2020
gochna On April 20, 2021 Obtained plant
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