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Rudbeckia hirta 'Dakota™ Gold'

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Rudbeckia hirta 'Dakota™ Gold'

  • Large golden flowers on long, stiff stems are great as cut flowers
  • Long-blooming & easy to grow

Rudbeckia hirta 'Dakota™ Gold' has rich, golden flowers that  are 7" wide and can be enjoyed all summer long. Hirta in the name refers to the hairy leaves and stems. A great choice for any sunny area that needs some bold color. 

Uses: Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Cut Flower, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Rock Gardens
Nature Attraction: Bees, Butterflies, Birds
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Native, Tolerates Clay Soils & Drought
Growth Habit: Upright/Mounding

Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun or partial shade, in well-drained soil. Amend with compost before planting. Should be planted after the last frost date. Prefers not to dry out, but  is somewhat drought tolerant once established. Avoid overcrowding, as these like good air circulation. Deadhead throughout the season to encourage rebloom; leave the final spent flower stalks on the plant in autumn, as the seeds will feed the birds; cut back in late winter. Divide in spring, if desired. May be a short-lived perennial, but often freely re-seeds.

Common Name: Gloriosa Daisy, Annual Black-Eyed Susan
Plant Type: Perennial
Exposure: Sun to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Summer-Fall
Garden Height: 15-18 Inches
Size Category: Short: 18 Inches or less
Deer Resistant: Yes