A picture of a Coneflower 'Prairie Sun'

Coneflower 'Prairie Sun'

Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun'

Also known as

Black-Eyed Susan 'Prairie Sun'

Flower, Rudbeckia "Prairie Sun" - Flickr - nekonomania by Yoko Nekonomania (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

1 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Coneflower 'Prairie Sun'

A bunch of yellow Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun' flowers
A yellow Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun' flower in the wild
A close up of a yellow Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun' flower with two bees
A photo of Coneflower 'Prairie Sun'

Coneflower 'Prairie Sun' Overview

Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun' is an erect biennial that is better grown as an annual due to its intolerance of cold, wet winters. This cultivar typically grows to between 60-80cm tall, spreading up to 50cm wide. It produces bristly foliage and classic golden-yellow daisy-like flowers with green centres. These have a golden-orange ring extending to around half the petal length and are yellow at the tips. Flowers are borne over a long period of time, from summer through to autumn, and are attractive to pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies.

Common problems with Coneflower 'Prairie Sun'

How to propagate Coneflower 'Prairie Sun'

Seed

Sow seed in spring.

Special features of Coneflower 'Prairie Sun'

Attractive flowers

Daisy like flowers

Attractive leaves

Attracts useful insects

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