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

Rudbeckia hirta

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





Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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



This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

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

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

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


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:


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?


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!


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.


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.