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Rudbeckia, Black-Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy 'Tiger Eye Gold'

Rudbeckia hirta

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rudbeckia (rud-BEK-ee-a) (Info)
Species: hirta (HER-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tiger Eye Gold
Additional cultivar information:(aka Tigereye Gold, TigerEye)
Hybridized by Goldsmith
Registered or introduced: 2009



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly



This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


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

San Leandro, California

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

New Port Richey, Florida

Davenport, Iowa

Ely, Minnesota

Tarboro, North Carolina

Lancaster, Ohio

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Knoxville, Tennessee

Garland, Texas

Spring, Texas

Newport News, Virginia

Smithfield, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 31, 2017, LMarieS from Newmarket,
Canada wrote:

I'm confused about this plant. When I got it home I realized the tag says it is not winter-hardy. A search online shows it is only hardy down to 32F. I'm in Canadian zone 6A. Does anyone know more?


On Jun 16, 2010, RobinsNestEggs from Smithfield, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I planted Tigers Eye Gold in my zone 7B garden May of 2009. It is now June of 2010 and I only see in its place small seedlings that I am hoping is Tigers Eye Gold. My other Rudbeckia's are already up and blooming. So hoping this one returns. Loved its form when it was growing last year.