Scientific name: Rudbeckia hirta
Plant form: Flower Plant Size: 2’x1’
Plant Type: Flower
Perennial Water Usage: Low
Sunlight: Sun/Part Sun
Physical Description: Large 2-3″, yellow, sunflower-like blossoms with brown centers, in summer, on long stems rising from clumps of dark green leaves.
Care and Maintenance: Short lived. Coarse, rough textured foliage.
Gardener’s notes: Removal of spent flowers and extra water will keep foliage dense and flowers blooming. Native of northern New Mexico.
SOURCE: Southwest Plant of the Month material courtesy of NMSU ACES