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RUDBECKIA hirta 'Marmalade'
Common Black-eyed Susan, Marmalade Black-eyed Susan
The pretty ‘Marmalade’ has terrific golden orange daisies with dark eyes. It is easy to grow and offers lots of blooms in the heat of summer.
Common black-eyed Susan, also called gloriosa daisy, is a short-lived perennial that originates from North America. It is wonderfully easy to grow and blooms for an extended period of time. Throughout the summer, the clump-forming, short-lived perennial puts forth, thick, leafy stems topped with colorful flowers that attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. The pretty daisies are radial, colorful and have prominent dark central cones. Deadhead regularly to encourage continued bloom. If the seed heads are left to dry, they will attract seed eating birds.
Rudbeckia hirta grows best in full sun and well-drained, average soil. It is prone to root rot and powdery mildew, so space it well to encourage good air flow and allow its soil to dry between watering. This popular ornamental is at home in wildflower gardens, cutting gardens and mixed borders. Like many black-eyed Susans, it will self-sow gently.
7 - 1
3 - 7
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Orange, Gold, Chocolate
Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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