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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
description:
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.

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

propagation:
From seed, sown February to April.

usage:
Beds and borders. Good for late summer colour.

other notes:
Available from Unwin's Seeds.
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