With their bold, bright, daisy-form flowers, rudbeckias are so wonderful for summer color. ‘Prairie Glow’, a strain of our native brown-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba), offers something different than the usual solid golden yellow, with varying amounts of red to orange in the dark-centered blooms. The bushy plants are in the range of 3 to 5 feet tall and flower from midsummer into fall. ‘Prairie Glow’ can bloom the same year you start it from seed, or it can act like a biennial, with flowers the second year from a summer sowing. The plants may even last an additional year or two after that. If you leave the dried seedheads on the plant, it is likely to self-sow from the seeds the birds miss, so you can have an essentially perennial patch from just one sowing. Full sun to light shade. Annual, biennial, or even a short-lived perennial; Zones 4 to 8.
Collected in mid to late September 2022. At least 20 seeds.
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