Beautiful deep yellow-orange black-eyed 2.5" daisies bloom in August and September, broad attractive dark green leaves up to 8 inches long, spreads well by runners, excellent cut flowers, attracts butterflies, clay and drought tolerant, food plant for Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos), Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis), & Wavy-lined Emerald (Synchlora aerata) Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos), Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis), and Wavy-lined Emerald (Synchlora aerata) Butterfly caterpillars. A very nice garden plant that creates a much more compact and dense effect compared to Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan). Black-eyed Susans as a group (including both R. fulgida and R. hirta and others) are the State Flower of Maryland.
Native Range: MB, NS south to GA & AL
Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 8 weeks.
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