Prairie Glow Daisy
Scores of Blooms on a Vigorous Native
This genus was named by Linnaeus in honor of his teacher, Olaf Rudbeck. Rudbeckia includes 25 to 30 species of native North American flowers, all of which grow beautiful cutflower-quality blooms in the summer. R. triloba is a particularly handsome species known for its bushy masses of large, tri-lobed leaves. And 'Prairie Glow' is a triloba with particularly cheerful blooms, with bright yellow and burnt orange bicolor petals surrounding a chocolaty brown dome.
'Prairie Glow' has eye-popping blooms that measure a full 5 inches across, and unlike those of many other Daisies, the blooms of 'Prairie Glow' boast a very stable color pattern, giving the plant a more formal look. This upright Daisy grows 3 to 4 feet high and about 15 inches wide, and the colorful bicolor blooms seem to adorn every inch of it! A great choice for the back of the border, the cutting garden, a wildflower setting, or a bold accent in the annual bed!
The colorful blooms are ideal for the vase, where they are very long-lasting on sturdy stems. And toward the end of the season, let the final blooms remain on the plant, where their cone will harden and become an autumn feast for hungry birds!
This Great Plains native perennial appears to die off once cold weather arrives, but if you allow it to reseed, it will spring back to life every year. Plant 'Prairie Glow' in full sun. Like most Rudbeckia, it is very tolerant of heat and humidity, thriving in sweltering summer weather but also adaptable to cooler climates and unseasonable rain. It needs plenty of sunshine and good air circulation to bloom its best, so resist the impulse to crowd these plants together -- space them about 2 feet apart for a terrific show you'll never forget! Zones 3 to 10.
|Zone||3 - 10|
|BloomStartToEnd||Early Summer - Late Summer|
|PlantHeight||3 ft - 4 ft|
|AdditionalCharacteristics||Bird Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower|
|BloomColor||Mix, Red, Yellow|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|