Gardening Articles: Flowers :: Annuals

New Hybrid Rudbeckia

by Charlie Nardozzi


Rudbeckias, also known as black-eyed Susans, are great for brightening up gardens with their yellow blooms. In recent years breeders have developed several new varieties of both annual and perennial rudbeckias with different heights, flower forms, and petal and center cone colors. Now, a recently introduced annual hybrid promises even more abundant flowers.

‘Tiger Eye’ rudbeckia features 3-inch-diameter blossoms on 24-inch-tall plants. The plants not only produce more flowers than other rudbeckias, but also are more tolerant of powdery mildew, a disease common on rudbeckias, so they bloom nonstop all summer long. ‘Tiger Eye’ is available from seed, so if you’re looking to grow lots of rudbeckia, try this new hybrid.

For more information on ‘Tiger Eye’ rudbeckia, go to: Burpee Seed.

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