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Sweet Black Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia subtomentosa

Regular price $7.00

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Phonetic: rud-BEK-ee-a sub-toh-men-TOH-suh

Sweet Black-Eyed Susan is a long-lived perennial. This deep-rooted Rudbeckia grows at the base to form large clumps with strong multiple stems that may also branch at the top, resulting in an impressive floral display. The plant has a pleasant, sweet smell when blooming and many pollinators frequent the flowers. Rudbeckia subtomentosa prefers a medium clay soil, in full sun and will also bloom in partial shade. Plants can be divided and moved in early spring.

  • Hardiness Zone:  3-8
  • Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure:  Full To Partial Sun
  • Flower Color:  Yellow
  • Bloom Time:  August, September, October
  • Soil Type:  Medium
  • Mature Plant Size:  4-5'H, 2'W
  • Plant Spacing:  2'
  • Host Plant:  Silvery Checkerspot, Skippers, Various Moths
  • Attracts:  Bees, Birds, Butterflies
  • Advantages:  Cut flower, deer resistant, long blooming, sweet scent, tolerates poor soil
  • Landscape Uses:  Butterfly gardens, cottage gardens, mass plantings, meadows, perennial borders, rain gardens
  • Companion Plants:  Culver's Root, Ironweed, Marsh Blazing Star, New England Aster, Purple Coneflower, Rose Milkweed, Wild Bergamot, Yellow Coneflower
  • Deer Resistant