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botanical name:
Rudbeckia hirta 'Golden Brown'
Rudbeckia hirta 'Golden Brown' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Black Eyed Susan
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: maroon
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 8
Bushy, well-branched habit. Flowers are shaded from chocolate brown at the centre, through mahogany-maroon to orange-yellow at the petal tips, produced from June to autumn.
Short-lived perennial normally grown as a half-hardy annual.

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

From seed, sown February to April.

Beds and borders. Good for late summer colour.

other notes:
Available from Unwin's Seeds.

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