About Rudbeckia Indian Summer
They have enormous 6-9" yellow semi- double and single blooms on 3' tall plants, yet require no staking. The displays Rudbeckia Indian Summer made in my garden this year were spectacular and the flower heads were huge. They bloomed all summer long. They are excellent for cutting. Numerous universities list Rudbeckia as deer resistant.
Rudbeckia Indian Summer
Planting and Growing Rudbeckia Black Eyed Susans
Make sure your Rudbeckias “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is mostly sunny. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot. Clip spent blooms for a continuous flowering!