2003 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Rudbeckia 'Prairie Sun'
National Winner
2003 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Rudbeckia 'Prairie Sun'
National Winner

Rudbeckia 'Prairie Sun'
2003 AAS Flower Award Winner

This robust rudbeckia has distinctive blooms. The light green central cone blends beautifully with the golden-yellow petals, which are tipped primrose yellow. The 5-inch blooms on branching plants that mature at about 3 feet tall make a strong statement in any full-sun garden. Easy to grow and maintain, 'Prairie Sun' is a memorable plant in any perennial, annual or cut flower garden. Flower stems are sufficiently long for quality cut flowers. 'Prairie Sun' plants become a forceful focal point in any large container. 'Prairie Sun' is also a recipient of Europe's FleuroSelect Gold Medal award for garden performance. 

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Flower Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Rudbeckia
Variety Name: 'Prairie Sun'
Genus: Rudbeckia
Species: hirta
Year: 2003
Common Name: Rudbeckia
Type: Flowers from Seed
Breeder: Benary Seed
Close Market Comparison: 'Irish Eye,' 'Indian Summer'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Perennial
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Dead Heading Recommended: NO
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Height: Tall: Over 24"
Bloom Time: Summer
Bloom Color: Green, Yellow, gold
Bloom Color Pattern: With eye
Bloom Size: 5 inches
Fragrance: None
Pollinator Friendly: Butterflies
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Medium Height Divider: YES
Tall Background: YES
Cut Flower: YES

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