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RUDBECKIA hirta (TOTO SERIES)

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Ernst Benary® Inc.

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

RUDBECKIA hirta( TOTO SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Common Black-eyed Susan, Toto Black-Eyed Susan

General Description

Toto® black-eyed Susan is a short-lived, clump forming perennial that originates from North America. Throughout the summer, the seed-grown selection Toto® bears many large, golden-yellow daisies with chocolate centers. These appear on short, stout stems lined with hairy dark green leaves and attract many pollinators, such as bees and butterflies. Others in the Toto® series include Toto® Rustic (maroon and yellow) and Toto® Lemon (pale yellow).

This plant grows best in full sun and well drained, average soil. It is prone to root rot and powdery mildew, so it's best to provide it with good air flow and avoid overwatering. It is ideal for containers and mixed borders. Remove spent flowers regularly to encourage continued bloom.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    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

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm

  • Width

    10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall

  • Native To

    North America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Gold, Black

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Brown, Chocolate

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes