Rudbeckia hirta-Black-eyed Susan. These usually perform well in Fargo and 2000 was no exception. 'Indian Summer' looked good all season while 'Toto' got high marks in Dickinson.

Fargo Dickinson
July 24 September 1 July 12 August 26 Comments
Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr.
Indian Summer-
AAS(95)
12-20" 8-12" 18-20" 10-12" 8-15" 8-10" 20-24" 15-18" Fargo - Gold-brown center-4-6" flowers; Healthy, floriferous, nice

Dickinson - Slow to bloom, lacked uniformity in bloom time and vigor
Sonora-Ben 12 6-10 10-12 10-12 -- -- -- -- F - Gold, brown petals-brown center; Pretty flower, not uniform in vigor

D - Not tested
Toto-Ben 6-12 4-8 6-12 6-10 6 6-8 6-8 8 F - Gold with brown centers; Lots of flowers on small plants, nice in Sept.

D - Only two plants survived transplanting but they were very nice by Aug.