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botanical name:
Rudbeckia hirta 'Cappuccino'
Rudbeckia hirta 'Cappuccino' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Black Eyed Susan
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.50m
width: 0.40m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red & yellow
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Vigorous, stocky habit, freely producing large bicoloured flowers of yellow and brownish red, with dark brown centres. The colour shading varies slightly between individual blooms, giving an interesting mixture of bright and dark flowers.
Short-lived perennial normally grown as a half-hardy annual.

cultivation:
Moderately fertile, moist, well drained soil in full sun. Not frost hardy, and normally dies off after flowering.

propagation:
From seed.

usage:
Bedding and borders, cut flowers.

other notes:
Bred by the Research Institute for Fruitgrowing and Ornamentals, Budapest and introduced by Clause Tézier, France

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