Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer'
black-eyed Susan 'Indian Summer'
'Indian Summer' is an erect biennial with bristly stems bearing lanceolate to ovate leaves and dark-centred, broad-rayed, golden yellow daisies to 12cm across in summer and early autumn
SynonymsRudbeckia 'Indian Summer'
Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height1–2 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Columnar upright
Rudbeckia may be annuals, biennials or rhizomatous herbaceous perennials, with simple or pinnately divided leaves and large daisy-like flower-heads with yellow or orange rays surrounding a prominent conical disk
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in moderately fertile, preferably heavy but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed sown with gentle heat in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Wildflower meadow
- Cottage and informal garden
- Flower borders and beds
- Cut flowers
No pruning required
Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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