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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

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


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:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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1 positive
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Louise_Miller 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 begoniacrazii 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 berrygirl 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 dmj1218 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.


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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