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Rudbeckia Tiger Eye - Black Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy

Rudbeckia Tiger Eye is a Summer and Fall blooming half hardy perennial though they are often treated as annuals. Rudbeckia Tiger Eye is noted for its long blooming season and the wealth of 3" yellow flowers with dark centers that are produced. The Black Eyed Susan plants can be planted once frost is past. Rudbeckia Tiger Eyeis often used as a bedding plant in the Summer. To keep Rudbeckia Tiger Eye blooming the flowers should be removed once they are spent. Rudbeckia Tiger Eye grows to about two feet tall and wide. Since Rudbeckia Tiger Eye is a hybrid the seeds do not produce the same color and size of plants the following season, though they are fertile. Rudbeckia Tiger Eyeprefers well amended soil and regular moisture during the growing season. Rudbeckia Tiger Eye is a great choice for attracting butterflies to your garden. The Painted Lady, California Dogface, Dwarf Yellow Sulfur, Common Buckeye, White Checkered Skipper, Northern White Skipper, Mormon Metalmark, Great Purple Hairstreak, and Gray Hairstreak butterflies will use Rudbeckia Tiger Eye as a nectar resource. These mid-west native plants are Winter hardy to below 0° F.

Rudbeckia Tiger Eye

Yellow flowers with dark centers - Echinacea Sunset - Sunset Cone Flower. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other back border beauties for your Perennial Garden:
Cosmos sulfureus
Digitalis mertonense
Echinacea purpurea
Oenothera elata hookeri
Pelargonium cordifolium
Platycodon grandiflorus