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Growing Gloriosa Daisy Flowers

Perennial, Rudbeckia Hirta

If you do not know much about this plant, we've got news for you.... Gloriosa Daisies are not daisies. They are Black Eyed Susans, which have a daisy-like flower and appearance.

Native to North America, easy to grow Gloriosa Daisies are great, natural wildflowers. They look great in masses, and have become very popular in home flower gardens. This perennial requires little attention to produce colorful a profusion of attractive, colorful flowers.

Almost everyone knows this easy to grow American wildflower. The attractive flowers  have double and semi double blooms. Colors are yellow, gold and rust, with a dark brown center.

All varieties of Black Eyed Susans are great cut for bouquets or vases.

Plant Height: 24" to 36".

Gloriosa Daisies look great almost anywhere  Grow them in natural settings, as borders, or in masses.

Gloriosa Daisies, like other Black Eyed Susan flowers, attract butterflies.

Propagation of Gloriosa Daisy Plants:

Gloriosa Daisies are grown from seed. If started early in the spring, you may get blooms the first year. Plant seeds directly into your flower garden, as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Or, plant them in summer or fall, for flowers next year.

You can start plants indoors, 6-8 weeks before the last frost date for your area.

The plants grow 2-3 feet tall on long stems. If grown in flower gardens, space 1 to 1/12 feet apart.

Days to Germinate: 7 - 14

Plants are also be propagated division. Dig up plants, separate them into clumps, and re-plant the clumps.

How to Grow Gloriosa Daisies:

Gloriosa Daisy plants are easy to grow. The plants like full sun. They do well in average soils. If you are planting them in poor soil, mix in plenty of compost, prior to planting.

The plant also tolerates dry soil conditions. While you do not need to water or fertilize Gloriosa plants, a little extra love and care results in more and bigger blooms.

Keep plants well weeded when young. Established will grow in thick clumps, and will not need weeding.

Established plants grow well unattended.

Separate the clumps after a few years, or the plants will crowd each other out, resulting in smaller plants and flowers.

 Extend the blooming period, by deadheading spent blooms.

Flowers Bloom: Summer

Insect and Disease:

Gloriosa Daisies are resistant to insects and disease. If insect or disease problems occur, treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and fungicide.

More Information:

Black Eyed Susan Vines - Thunbergia Alata

How to Grow Black Eyed Susan Plants


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