|Common Name||Black-eyed susan|
|Botanical Name||Rudbeckia hirta|
|Size||12-15" tall by 12-15" wide|
|USDA hardiness Zones||7-9|
|Sun / Shade||Full Sun|
|Soil||Average Garden Soil|
|Moisture||Moist, but well drained|
|Disease and Pests||None known|
|Landscape use||Borders, containers, cutting gardens, foundations, mass plantings, urban spaces|
|Market appeal / Uniqueness||Fast growing, and filling a pot quickly, these uniform, dependable, happy flowering selections will brighten any garden center shelf.|
|Propagation Methods||Tissue culture, vegetative cuttings|
Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:
This new series of super happy rudbeckia from AB-Cultivars was bred to fill a pot quickly, and make everyone who buys one smile. One rooted cutting stuck below soil level will produce a pot full of blooms, ready for retail sales in 14 weeks. Planted deep to force branching, and the plants will not flop, and will be flowering in an 8-10″ pot 8 weeks.
The SmileyZ™ marketing campaign, Take home a Smile™, will be fun-filled and clever. We would like to world to smile more, so SmileyZ will bring them smiles every day on their porch, patio or in their gardens. We also plan to use Emoji themed tags to help boost sales to children and younger clients.
Planted deep to force branching, and the plants will not flop, and will be flowering in an 8-10″ pot 8 weeks.