RUDBECKIA hirta 'Gloriosa' (Gloriosa Daisy) is a popular cultivar of Rudbeckia hirta, a herbaceous perennial plant native to North America. 'Gloriosa' is valued for its large, showy flowers with striking color patterns, making it a standout in gardens and floral arrangements.
'Gloriosa' is a medium-sized cultivar, typically reaching a height of 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm) with a spread of about 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm). It forms a clump of sturdy stems with hairy, lance-shaped leaves. The leaves are typically dark green and add an attractive backdrop to the flowers. It thrives in full sun to partial shade. It prefers well-drained soil but is adaptable to various soil types. This cultivar is known for its tolerance to heat and drought once established.
The flowers of 'Gloriosa' are the highlight of this cultivar. They are large and daisy-like, with a prominent dark brown or black center (cone) surrounded by bright, golden-yellow petals. The petals often have distinct markings, ranging from deep red to orange or mahogany towards the tips. The combination of vibrant colors creates a striking and eye-catching display. The flowers are attractive to pollinators, such as bees and butterflies. 'Gloriosa' blooms from midsummer to fall, providing a prolonged period of vibrant color in the garden. The long-lasting flowers are excellent for cut flower arrangements.
Gloriosa Daisy is versatile and can be used in various garden settings. It works well as a border plant, in mass plantings, or as a focal point in mixed perennial beds. 'Gloriosa' adds vibrant color and a touch of drama to the landscape. It is also an excellent choice for cut flower arrangements due to its long-lasting blooms.
Rudbeckia hirta 'Gloriosa', with its large, vibrant flowers and striking color patterns, is a captivating cultivar that adds a burst of color and charm to gardens and floral arrangements. Its beauty, ease of cultivation, and attractive attributes make it a popular choice among gardeners.
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Scientific Name: Rudbeckia Hirta
Common Name: Gloriosa Daisy
Plant Type: Perennial
Native Range: Central United States
Habitat: Disturbed soils in Texas
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer to Fall
Attracts: Butterflies, Birds, Bee friendly
Resistant: Deer, Rabbit
Characteristics: Showy, Fragrant
Flower Color: Yellow
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Sandy, Loamy, Clay
Soil pH: Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
Advantage: Good for cut flowers, Good for mass plantings
Uses: Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Informal and Cottage