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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Shipping Info


All orders placed now will be held until late August/early September when our fall shipping season begins. We stop shipping plants every summer due to the high temperatures. We appreciate your patience!

If you'd like to receive your order before our fall season, you can leave a note for us on the Cart page before you reach checkout. Please note that we will have to wait for a window of cooler temperatures to ship. We cannot promise any particular shipping date during the summer. 


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