Rudbeckia hirta SmileyZ™ Series

# TakeHomeASmile

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
Bloom Time summer

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.

For Growers

Planted deep to force branching, and the plants will not flop, and will be flowering in an 8-10″ pot 8 weeks.