Rudbeckia hirta
‘Prairie Sun’

Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun'Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun'

Summer skies incarnate! This beauty (my favorite of all the R. hirta hybrids) sports a clear lemon central disk and can brighten up any Fall garden, particularly if you’re trying to steer clear of the Autumn bronzes, which are lovely in their own right, but not for everyone. Grows to 2’ tall and wide and prefers a sunny locale. Pair with Asperula orientalis “Sweet Blue Woodruff” or plant in front of Pycnostachys urticifolia for a sassy contrast or with the purples of Caryopteris incana for a lovely complimentary planting to carry you through till Winter, though I’ve known these plants to Winter over and keep on blooming if deadheaded! Reseeds gently!

Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun'

Sun/Pt. Sun
Average Water 

Short-Lived Perennial
USDA Zones 5-9
(annual elsewhere)