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Herbaceous Perennial

Rudbeckia triloba 'Prairie Glow'
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brown-eyed Susan 'Prairie Glow'

'Prairie Glow' is a bushy, short-lived perennial with dark stems and bristly leaves.Daisy-shaped flowers, with yellow-tipped, pale orange to deep red-orange petals and a dark brown centre, are produced over a long period in summer and autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Brown Orange Yellow Green
Autumn Brown Orange Yellow Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

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

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in full sun or partial shade, in heavy soil that is well-drained but does not dry out

Propagation

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Prairie planting
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Cut flowers
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Cut back in late autumn

Pests

Generally trouble-free

Diseases

Generally trouble-free

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