Rudbeckia spp.
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Rudbeckia spp.

black-eyed Susan
yellow daisy

  family asteraceae 
  genus rudbeckia 

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Genus  Rudbeckia Species  spp. Variety  Cultivar  Common names  black-eyed Susan   yellow daisy   coneflower Family  ASTERACEAE Specimen number  S8794 Data source  DyeFib p35
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Biennial Life span  2 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit    Overall height  5' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The flowers of Rudbeckia spp. have been used in traditional fabric dyeing. Green is the most typical color produced by Black-eyed Susan (also known as yellow daisy and coneflower).
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Flowers Dye color  green
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Rudbeckia spp. most likely originates from Eastern US.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Rudbeckia spp. is a biennial.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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