Black-eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy, Yellow Ox-eye Daisy
Rudbeckia hirta 'Marmalade'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rudbeckia (rud-BEK-ee-a) (Info)
Species: hirta (HER-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Marmalade

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

, (2 reports)

Belmont, California

Orange, California

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Calvert City, Kentucky

Mason, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Liberty, Missouri

Greenfield, New Hampshire

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Catskill, New York

Palenville, New York

Penn Yan, New York

Red Oak, North Carolina

Canton, Ohio

Bend, Oregon

Charleston, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Maryville, Tennessee

Arlington, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Leander, Texas

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On May 22, 2008, chubbard1 from Liberty, MO wrote:

I loved the foliage on this plant last summer, which prompted me to buy it at my local nursery, and it bloomed great alongside my other Black-eyed Susans. However, this spring it has not come up yet and it's already the end of May. My other Black-eyed Susans (not Marmalade) started growing a month ago and have big healthy leaves. Does the Marmalade start growing later in the season? I'm worried about it. It looked healthy at the end of the growing season last year.

Positive

On Aug 9, 2003, nipajo from Dallas, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I feel that the black eyed susan's are on par with the coneflowers the purple and the white. The bloom doesn't seem to last as long, but the foilage and stems seem to be the same. I have had great success with the black eyed susans they do move a little into other area's but if you dead head they keep on coming back.

Positive

On Jan 7, 2003, MossRose from Albany, MO (Zone 5a) wrote:

Excellent cut flower. Strong stems. Last 7 - 10 days in vase. Self-seeds.