Black Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta

A hallmark of prairies and meadows, Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) is a biennial that blooms and completes its life cycle in its second year with an extravagant floral display. Transplants will bloom the year they are planted …

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SKU
38040-03 / 18040
Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $5.99 ea.
5-10 $4.99 ea.
11-31 $3.99 ea.
32+ $2.99 ea.
Seeds 100,000 seeds/oz
1/4 Oz $3.00
1/2 Oz $5.00
Oz $8.00
Lb $120.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium, Moist
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial
Height 1' - 3'
Bloom Color Yellow
Bloom Time June, July, Aug, Sep
Spacing 1'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Root Type Fibrous
Benefits Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators, Host Plant, Deer Resistant
Seeds per Oz 100000
Propagation Treatment Dry Stratification
Direct Sowing Time Spring, Early Summer, Fall

A hallmark of prairies and meadows, Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) is a biennial that blooms and completes its life cycle in its second year with an extravagant floral display. Transplants will bloom the year they are planted, and will easily self-sow onto open soil, creating a more or less consistent stand over time. Exceptionally showy and easy to grow, Rudbeckia hirta has a prolonged bloom time that attracts butterflies and other pollinators. The late season seed heads attract finches and other birds. Easy to grow and very drought tolerant, this Rudbeckia tolerates heat, drought and a wide range of soils, but does not like poorly-drained, wet soils. Seeds may be sown directly in the soil at the last frost date.