Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer' Gloriosa Daisy



If you're searching for a cheery, clear yellow flower to brighten the garden, look no further than Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer'. Its daisy-like blooms shine from summer to fall, and are great for pollinators, finches, and floral arrangements.

Rudbeckia hirta is native to North America and is commonly known as "Gloriosa Daisy".  In the garden, Gloriosa Daisies are low-maintenance and reliable. They thrive in moist to average, well-draining soil, and do NOT need heavy fertilization.

'Indian Summer' Gloriosa Daisy is often perennial in zones 8-9, and best grown as a reseeding annual in zones 7 and colder. Allow the seed heads to mature and sow themselves, and continue enjoying 'Indian Summer' in your garden for years to come!


  • Common Names: Gloriosa Daisy
  • Zones: 8-9 (can be grown as a reseeding annual in 3-7)
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist to Average
  • Height at Maturity: 42 inches
  • Width at Maturity: 24 inches
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: Summer, Fall

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Drought.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower.

Care and Growing Tips

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