Growing Gloriosa Daisy Flowers
Perennial, Rudbeckia Hirta
If you do not know much about this plant, we've got news for you.... Gloriosa
Daisies are not daisies. They are Black Eyed Susans, which have a daisy-like
flower and appearance.
Native to North America, easy to grow Gloriosa Daisies are great, natural
wildflowers. They look great in masses, and have become very popular in home
flower gardens. This perennial requires little attention to produce colorful
a profusion of attractive, colorful flowers.
Almost everyone knows this easy to grow American wildflower. The attractive
flowers have double and semi double blooms. Colors are yellow, gold
and rust, with a dark brown center.
All varieties of Black Eyed Susans are great cut for bouquets or vases.
Plant Height: 24" to 36".
Gloriosa Daisies look great almost anywhere Grow them in natural settings,
as borders, or in masses.
Gloriosa Daisies, like other Black Eyed Susan flowers, attract butterflies.
Propagation of Gloriosa Daisy Plants:
Gloriosa Daisies are grown from seed. If started early in the spring, you
may get blooms the first year. Plant seeds directly into your flower garden,
as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Or, plant them in summer
or fall, for flowers next year.
You can start plants indoors, 6-8 weeks before the last frost date for your
The plants grow 2-3 feet tall on long stems. If grown in flower gardens,
space 1 to 1/12 feet apart.
Days to Germinate: 7 - 14
Plants are also be propagated division. Dig up plants, separate them into
clumps, and re-plant the clumps.
How to Grow Gloriosa Daisies:
Gloriosa Daisy plants are easy to grow. The plants like full sun. They do
well in average soils. If you are planting them in poor soil, mix in plenty
of compost, prior to planting.
The plant also tolerates dry soil conditions. While you do not need to water
or fertilize Gloriosa plants, a little extra love and care results in more
and bigger blooms.
Keep plants well weeded when young. Established will grow in thick clumps,
and will not need weeding.
Established plants grow well unattended.
Separate the clumps after a few years, or the plants will crowd each other
out, resulting in smaller plants and flowers.
Extend the blooming period, by deadheading spent blooms.
Flowers Bloom: Summer
Insect and Disease:
Gloriosa Daisies are resistant to insects and disease. If insect or disease
problems occur, treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and
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