Rudbeckia hirta L.

Black Eyed Susan

Cultivar Indian Summer

Cultivar Indian Summer

Family: Compositae

Genus: Rudbeckia

Category: Biennial

Size: To 3' tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Yellow flowers with black centers, usually in the summer of the second year. Narrow leaves. Will tolerate less than well-drained soil, but prefers sandy soil.


'Indian Summer' - Georgia Gold Medal Plant 2011 - blooms to 8" across, golden yellow petals around a brown center cone, to 36" tall.


Published in Sp. Pl. 2: 907 in 1753.

Native to the US and Canada.


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