RUDBECKIA (Rudbeck’ia) This group of hardy, herbac…


RUDBECKIA (Rudbeck’ia) This group of hardy, herbaceous perennials and annuals come from North America and belong to the Daisy family, Compositae. They form neat clusters, 1 to 3 feet high. The oval to elliptic shaped leaves are mostly basal and grow 3 to 6 inches long. The single or double flowers are 2 to 6 inches across and are colored yellow and sometimes brightly bicolored reddish-brown. Pulling off the dead flowers will increase the blooms. Rudbeckias are commonly known as the Black- or Brown-eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisies and Coneflowers. These plants produce lovely cut flowers.
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