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Rudbeckia ‘Tiger Eye’

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Year Trialed: 2008

Good Qualities

Bright butterscotch color (5); Great bedding plant (2); Uniformity was outstanding, no pest problems; Lots of quality, uniform flowers, popular with customers; Very uniform in growth habit, very floriferous, sturdy stem, attractive, petite flower head; Beautiful plant; Lovely, sweet, long blooming, colorful landscape plant, did our perennial trial get mixed up with a landscape trial?; Very prolific double rudbeckia, easy to grow and showy; Beautiful healthy plants that are early to bloom and filled with blooms, mostly flawless; Very perky, classic rudbeckia look, good addition to small bouquets, easy harvest, holds up in heat, long harvest season; Whole plant harvest; very good for low table arrangements; No problems with insects or disease; Attractive and easy to grow rudbeckia, nice addition to group.


Too short for cut flower use (12); Better as a bedding plant (4): A total failure for us, dwarf plants, when cut they would wilt at the farmers market in a few hours; None; Didn’t sprout; Large green collar of smaller leaves around base of flower, which we removed; Needs to be evaluated in its second year here in zone 4B to see if it will be taller; Some root rot deaths; I had good germination but the plants didn’t do well growing on, by the time they were ready for field planting I had 4 plants to transplant.

Similar Cultivars

I suppose, but I haven’t found any as nice as these; Along with ‘Tiger Eye’, we also grew ‘Cappicino’ and ‘Irish Spring’ rudbeckia, both had great color and stems in the 18 to 24 inch range making them better as a general use cut flower.


Great for people that want short flowers or for use in oasis; We did not plant seeds until this fall, we always seed rubeckias in August, transplant in Sept/Oct (Zone 6b/7a); Great bedding plants; We will definitely grow again only to sell as part of out pot crop program; Crop failure, did not germinate, perhaps we should have started this in the greenhouse; We will be selling this as a bedding plant; I will grow this cultivar again and try to cut harder to see if that helps elongate stems; I don’t usually bother to grow rudbeckia, after trying quite a few and not finding the quality I need, but this variety I will try again and try to grow it better.


Used Floralife for hard water; Remove leaves; Rudbeckias are always the first thing we harvest early in the AM and go immediately into the cooler; We only used plain water; Pick early in the day and get into water quickly.

Trial Data

Rudbeckia ‘Tiger Eye’
Yield (stems/plant) Stem Length (inches) Market Appreciation Rating¹ Repeat Again Rating¹ Ease of Cultivation Rating¹ Average Spacing (in2) Average Postharvest Life (days)
Wholesale Retail Consumer
Average 4.5 10.6 1.0 3.0 3.8 3.2 4.3 167 8.1
Range of Responses 1-15 8-26 1 1-5 1-5 1-5 2-5 36-324 4-14
¹1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.


Goldsmith Seeds
P.O. Box 1349
Gilroy CA 95021

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