Named by Linnaeus in honor of his teacher Olaf Rudbeck, this North American genus includes 25 to 30 species, many of them famous summer and late season bloomers. These easily grown selections promise to brighten borders and naturalized meadows plus make dandy additions to bouquets. Offering late fall and winter interest, they combine well with Asters, Eupatoriums and grasses.
Spangled with burgundy, bronze and reddish orange shades, irresistible legions of exuberant long-blooming daisies debut dark chocolate centers and bicolored gold-tipped petals. Large trilobed verdant leaves sprout from ‘Prairie Glow’s base, forming a handsome bushy mass that gives way to upper, narrower leaves and openly branched, erect purple-flowering stems. A denizen of the Great Plains, this summertime show-stopper is not as persistent as other Rudbeckias; it eventually wears out, but easily reseeds.
Size: 3' 0" – 4' 0" high x 15" wide.
Hardy to zone 3.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Rudbeckia ‘American Gold Rush’
- Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii
- Rudbeckia fulgida speciosa (Newmanii)
- Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Swiss Gold’
- Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa ‘Viettes Little Suzy’
- Rudbeckia grandiflora ‘Sundance’
- Rudbeckia laciniata ‘Goldquelle’
- Rudbeckia occidentalis ‘Green Wizard’
- Rudbeckia paniculata
- Rudbeckia subtomentosa