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Black Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia hirta

Regular price $6.00

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Phonetic: rud-BEK-ee-ah HER-tah

Black Eyed Susan is a short lived perennial or biennial that thrives in moist, organically rich soils that are well drained. It is heat and drought tolerant but does not tolerate poorly drained soils. Although the plant is short lived, it will freely self seed. It has a prolonged bloom time that attracts not only pollinators but finches and other birds that feed on the seed heads. 

  • Hardiness: 3-7
  • Native Region: USDA Plant Database
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: June, July, August, September
  • Soil Type: Moist to Med Dry
  • Mature Plant Size: 2-3'H, 1-2'W
  • Plant Spacing: 2'
  • Host Plant: Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly
  • Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Birds
  • Advantages: Deer resistant, drought and clay soil tolerant, cut flower, long bloomer
  • Landscape Uses: Perennial borders, cottage gardens, meadows, mass plantings
  • Companion Plants: Butterfly Weed, Purple Coneflower, Dense Blazing Star, Little Bluestem