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Rudbeckia, Black-Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy 'Chim Chiminee'

Rudbeckia hirta

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rudbeckia (rud-BEK-ee-a) (Info)
Species: hirta (HER-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Chim Chiminee
Additional cultivar information:(aka Chim Chiminee Mix)

Category:

Annuals

Biennials

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bright Yellow

Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; direct sow after last frost

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Divernon, Illinois

Pinconning, Michigan

Greenlawn, New York

Ronkonkoma, New York

Flat Rock, North Carolina

Maineville, Ohio

North Augusta, South Carolina

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 3, 2009, jmorth from Divernon, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

One of my favorite varieties. Self seeds and easily crosses with other rudbeckias sometimes producing very different and very unique offspring.

Positive

On Oct 28, 2006, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Quite a variation of flower shapes and colors. Some are rustic and full and some are lighter and thin.

Positive

On Jul 19, 2006, Anitabryk2 from Long Island, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

This plant wintersowed very nicely

Positive

On Aug 21, 2004, tangela from Greenlawn, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

I grew this plant in my yard from seeds i planted last fall- the layers of petals are amazing and every time i walk by them i smile and am amazed at their beauty

Positive

On Jan 20, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

The flowers are very quilled and come in a mix of colors from burgundy to gold and yellow, making an interesting change of pace to the usual R. hirta varieties.

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