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botanical name:
Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun'
Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Black Eyed Susan
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: golden
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:
Large golden-yellow, orange-flushed, flowers up to 12cm across, borne on strong stems in summer.
Short-lived perennial normally grown as a half-hardy annual.

cultivation:
Moderately fertile, moist, well drained soil in full sun or light part shade. Copes with some drought. Not frost hardy, and normally dies off after flowering.

usage:
Excellent for cutting.

other notes:
Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner, 2003
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