Gloriosa daisies (Rudbeckia hirta), also referred to as black-eyed Susan or even brown-eyed Susan, have yellow petals with a dark or dark brown facility. They create an impressive addition to any flower bed and also attract butterflies. These cheerful flowers are 5 to 9 inches wide and perfect for container gardening and planting en masse or as a border. Gloriosa daisies tolerate drought, look great in cut flower arrangements and develop in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9.
Under 2 Feet Tall with Big Flowers
Several Gloriosa daisies have dark centres, develop about 2 feet tall and have big flowers. “Goldilocks” includes semi-double and double blooms and grows 20 to 23 inches tall by 12 to 18 inches wide. “Becky” produces a variety of petal colors, such as, gold, yellow, orange and bronze-red and its seed heads offer winter interest, also. It blossoms for many months and rises 10 to 16 inches tall by 12 to 16 inches wide.
Up to 3 Feet Tall with Double Blossoms
If you’re searching for tall plants with double blooms, plant “Double Gold .” This variety of Gloriosa daisy has big blooms with bright yellow petals and rises 29 to 35 inches tall by 12 to 18 inches wide.
A Gloriosa daisy with a black cone indicates the inner half of the petals has a dark colour that forms a dramatic ring round the eye. “Sonora” has very big flowers featuring gold yellow petals with dark cones and chocolate brown eyes. This bushy plant grows 12 to 16 inches tall by 12 to 18 inches wide. “Denver Daisy” has big golden yellow petals with mahogany-red eyes. It’s a bushy plant which produces blossoms for many months and rises 18 to 20 inches tall by 12 to 18 inches wide.
Under 2 Feet Tall with Dark Brown Eyes
Some small assortments of Gloriosa daisies grow less than 2 feet tall and have appealing, medium-sized blooms with brown eyes. “Toto Lemon” has lemon yellow blooms and “Toto Gold” has gold yellow blooms. Both varieties grow 12 to 16 inches tall by 10 to 12 inches wide.
Gloriosa daisies are easy-to-grow. These appearing flowers thrive in clay, loamy or sandy dirt with any pH and do not care if the soil moisture is dry, moist or just average. They thrive in full sun to partial shade and bloom from mid-summer to mid-fall, based on the variety. To stretch flowering time, clip off blossoms as their color starts to fade.