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RUDBECKIA 'Tigereye'

Image of Rudbeckia 'Tigereye'

James Burghardt

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

RUDBECKIA 'Tigereye'

Plant Common Name

Coneflower, TigerEye Black-eyed Susan, TigerEye Coneflower

General Description

From midsummer to early fall, ‘Tigereye’ offers lots of large golden-yellow, dark-eyed "daisies" on uniform, well-branched, knee-high plants. This vigorous, fast-growing F1 hybrid is ideal for bright sunny gardens. It grows from seed to bloom in about 80 days.

This warm-season annual or short-lived perennial forms clumps of oval dark green leaves with deep veins. In early summer, it sends up leafy, multi-branched, upright stems that produce numerous semi-double daisy-flowers from their tips and leaf axils. Each blossom has a chocolate-brown central cone surrounded by 20 to 30 bright golden-yellow ray-flowers. Bloom continues all summer if plants are regularly deadheaded. The blossoms attract butterflies and bees.

Grow 'Tigereye' in full sun to light shade and moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Starts seeds indoors in spring, or sow in place after the final frost date. Plants tolerate heat and humidity. This easy and prolifically blooming annual is a great accent plant for annual and perennial beds. Its daisies also make long lasting cut flowers. It can be used as a winter annual in desert regions of the Southwest United States.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • Sunset Zone

    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

    Annual

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    16"-24" / 40.6cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Gold, Chocolate

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Chocolate, Black

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Yellow Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • 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

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No