Black-eyed Susan


Common Name: Black-eyed Susan

Latin Name: Rudbeckia hirta

Type: Wildflower

Exposure: Sun to Part Shade

Soil: Sand-Loam-Clay

Moisture: Dry-Slightly Moist

Tolerances: Salt, Drought, Compaction, Juglones

Description: A biennial native wildflower with large golden flower heads that provide a landing pad for pollinators. Expect blooms July-August. Grows 30-90 cm tall. Leave seed heads standing for birds and winter interest.

Planting Notes: Group together to create stunning masses that can stand alone or in front of taller plants like Wild Bergamot or asters. Shorter plants, like Butterfly Milkweed, Anise Hyssop or Prairie Smoke, can be planted in front.