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Hairy Coneflower

Rudbeckia hirta

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Also known as

Black-Eyed Susan, Golden Jerusalem, Brown Daisy, Bull Daisy, Marguerite jaune

Black eyed susan 20040717 110754 2.1474 by G. Edward Johnson (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

60cm

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Hairy Coneflower

Black-eyed Susan blossom.
A close up of some yellow Rudbeckia hirta flowers
A close up of a Rudbeckia hirta plant in a garden
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A photo of Hairy Coneflower

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Hairy Coneflower Overview

Rudbeckia hirta is a herbacous plant from the daisy family, Asteraceae. Commonly known by the names Hairy Coneflower, Golden Jerusalem and Bull Daisy. Rudbeckia hirta produces large, daisy-shaped, vibrant yellow flowers with dark centres. It has a long flowering period and many cultivars have been developed from this species for ornamental garden use.

Common problems with Hairy Coneflower

How to propagate Hairy Coneflower

Seed

Division

Division in spring or autumn.

Special features of Hairy Coneflower

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Attracts bees

Other uses of Hairy Coneflower

Border, cutting bed, wildflower/meadow, mixed bed