Monday, August 06, 2007

Indian Summer Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer')

Indian Summer Black-eyed Susan
Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer'
(rud-BEK-ee-a) (HER-tuh)

This is a Black-eyed Susan that has huge flowers. They are up to several inches across. It is sometimes listed as an annual, biennial or perennial. My plants are on their second year so the jury is still out on that. I have a lot of seedlings so even if they die out this year I will have something. It gets quite tall (3 to 4 feet) and has a spread of about 18 inches.

It is named after one of my favorite times of year, Indian Summer.


Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Beautiful photo, yellow flowers are just such happy flowers.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

It took me a long time to appreciate yellow flowers but now they are one of my favorites. Thanks for stopping by.