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

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

Category:

Annuals

Biennials

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

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

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Hanceville, Alabama

Calistoga, California

San Leandro, California

Denver, Colorado

Cordele, Georgia

North Augusta, South Carolina

Houston, Texas (2 reports)

East Port Orchard, Washington

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
3
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Aug 5, 2014, Louise_Miller from Washington D.C.
United States wrote:

Highly susceptible to fungus, even in an open, breezy, sunny bed. After a glorious first flowering, all were lost soon after one was infected. Even so, the flowers were stunning and I will try again. Any advice?

Positive

On Jul 10, 2008, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

The newest darling of my garden. Showy fully double flowers with the center opening with a fabulous chartreuse color! Easy to grow!

Neutral

On Mar 22, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Plant 12" apart. z 3-8. Golden yellow fully double balls on compact, dwarf 10" plants.

Neutral

On Jun 8, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This particular variety of Rudbeckia is not doing well down here, I'm down to a single plant--doesn't seem to hold up to the heat and humidity as well as other varieties. I will not be including it in my garden in the future.