Rudbeckia ‘Tiger Eye’
Year Trialed: 2008
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.
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.
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.
|Yield (stems/plant)||Stem Length (inches)||Market Appreciation Rating – Wholesale (1)||Market Appreciation Rating – Retail (1)||Market Appreciation Rating – Consumer (1)||Repeat Again Rating (1)||Ease of Cultivation Rating (1)||Average Spacing (in2)||Average Postharvest Life (days)|
|Range of Responses||1-15||8-26||1||1-5||1-5||1-5||2-5||36-324||4-14|
(1) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.
P.O. Box 1349
Gilroy CA 95021