The fruit is an explosive capsule which starts out green in colour, but dries to brown after opening.
Description for Asystasia intrusa
Rudbeckia hirta, commonly called black-eyed-Susan, is a North American species of flowering plants in the sunflower family, native to the Eastern and Central North America and naturalized in the Western part of the continent as well as in China.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Common Asystasia, Chinese Violet, Creeping Foxglove, Ganges Primrose||Purple, White||Seasonal bloomer||3.00 to 8.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Black-eyed Susans when the soil temperature has reached 70 degrees F for best seed germination. In many parts of North America, the planting period is March to May. The flower will flower June to September. Germination takes 7 to 30 days. Plant seeds in moist, well-drained soil. These hearty flowers really enjoy the Sun. They prefer full sun, though theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll grow in partial sun.
|Full Sun, Semi-Shade||Dry Soils / Drought||Moderate Water||70 degrees F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Asystasia intrusa
- Check your plants regularly to see if they need watering. Make sure they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t dry out.
Divide perennial types every 3 to 4 years to ensure healthy plants and to prevent excessive spreading.
Typical uses of Asystasia intrusa
Special features: Trellises, arbors, fences or other structures around the home. Also effective in hanging baskets where the vine can twist around the basket supports or in patio containers with a small trellis or obelisk burried in the container.
Ornamental use: Ornamental Flowers