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Black-eyed Susan, Orange Coneflower
Rudbeckia fulgida 'Early Bird Gold'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rudbeckia (rud-BEK-ee-a) (Info)
Species: fulgida (FUL-jih-duh) (Info)
Cultivar: Early Bird Gold
Additional cultivar information:(PP20286)
Hybridized by Dupont
Registered or introduced: 2008

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Chester, Connecticut

Chicago, Illinois

Concord, North Carolina

Xenia, Ohio

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

Spring Grove, Pennsylvania

Florence, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 1, 2010, themikeman from Concord, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

this new 'early bird gold' variety black eyed susan is exact image of a classic old fashioned black eyed susan but has the most beautiful lush large dark deep healthy green leaves an foliage ive ever seen on a black eyed susan. everyone should get this new variety. it is extremely tolerent of the sun and the leaves stay dark green and healthy all summer where as the original old fashioned rudbeckia fulgida leaves are only medium green not as large and get pale limy looking and nitrogen depleted after a summer of watering and intense heat, these do not..beautiful plant and foliage. mike.