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  Rudbeckia hirta 'Marmalade'
  Family Name : Asteraceae (Compositae)

  Common Names : Black-Eyed Susan

Black-Eyed Susan
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub (Herbaceous)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial, Semi-Annual / Annual-Like
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Of horticultural origin
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal, Temperate
      Local Conservation Status :
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: A herbaceous shrub usually grows 0.4-0.6 m tall.
      Foliage: The hairy leaves are ovate to ovate-lanceolate.
      Stems: The stems are hairy.
      Flowers: The inflorescence is a head (capitulum), with many ray flowers surrounding the central disc flowers. The ray flowers are bright golden-orange. The disc flowers are chocolate to black colored. The flower head measures up to 12 cm wide, with a cone-shaped center.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Cut / Dried Flower
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Flowerbed / Border, Container Planting
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Golden Garden
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Associated Fauna :
      Bird-Attracting, Butterfly Food Plant
      Pollination Method(s) :
      Biotic (Fauna)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Yellow / Golden

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