Description

Super-floriferous, and so easy a child can (and should) grow it

AAS Winner 2003

Such lighthearted, sunny blooms—and so huge, reliably patterned, and long-lasting. Prairie Sun Rudbeckia is a splendid gloriosa daisy, with all the vigor and bloom strength you'd expect in an American native, plus giant blooms of brilliant yellow with a green eye and luscious primrose tips. No wonder Prairie Sun Rudbeckia won an All-America Selection award.

Prairie Sun Rudbeckia eye-popping blooms measure a full 5 inches across, and unlike those of many gloriosa daisies, boast a very stable color pattern, giving the plant a more formal look. Prairie Sun Rudbeckia reaches 3 feet tall and is simply loaded down with flowers over a long summer season, making Prairie Sun Rudbeckia a great choice for the back of the border, the cutting garden, a wildflower setting, or a bold accent in the annual bed.

There is nothing shy or understated about Prairie Sun Rudbeckia. Prairie Sun Rudbeckia grows quickly and easily, with a very well-branched habit and masses of flowering stems. Like all gloriosas, Prairie Sun Rudbeckia is very tolerant of heat and humidity, thriving in sweltering summer weather but also adaptable to cooler climates and unseasonable rain. Prairie Sun Rudbeckia needs plenty of sunshine and good air circulation to bloom its best, so resist the impulse to crowd these plants together—space them about 2 feet apart for a terrific show you'll never forget.

Prairie Sun Rudbeckia's huge blooms are ideal for the vase, where they are very long-lasting on sturdy stems. And toward the end of the season, let the final blooms remain on the plant, where their cone will harden and become an autumn feast for hungry birds.

If you like Prairie Sun Rudbeckia, we have two other award-winning gloriosa daisies you might like to grow too—giant-flowered autumn colors and exquisitely-patterned Cordoba. All are terrific choices for children and new gardeners because of their ease of care, and "must-haves" for seasoned pros who know a good thing when they see it.

Details

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Genus Rudbeckia
Species hirta
Variety Prairie Sun
Item Form Pack of 250
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 250
Plant Height 3 ft
Bloom Size 5 in
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Flower, Bird Lovers
Bloom Color Yellow
Light Requirements Full Sun
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Outdoor, Ornamental, Cut Flowers

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