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    Viette's Little Suzy Coneflower

    Rudbeckia fulgida 'Viette's Little Suzy'

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    Viette's Little Suzy Coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida 'Viette's Little Suzy') at Hartman Companies

    Viette's Little Suzy Coneflower flowers

    Viette's Little Suzy Coneflower flowers

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Viette's Little Suzy Coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida 'Viette's Little Suzy') at Hartman Companies

    Viette's Little Suzy Coneflower in bloom

    Viette's Little Suzy Coneflower in bloom

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  18 inches

    Spacing:  10 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  3

    Other Names:  Orange Coneflower, Black Eyed Susan

    Ornamental Features

    Viette's Little Suzy Coneflower has masses of beautiful yellow daisy flowers with dark brown eyes at the ends of the stems from mid summer to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its serrated pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Viette's Little Suzy Coneflower is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Viette's Little Suzy Coneflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Border Edging
    • General Garden Use
    • Container Planting

    Planting & Growing

    Viette's Little Suzy Coneflower will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.

    This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

    Viette's Little Suzy Coneflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
    Applications
    Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
    Ornamental Features
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