Rudbeckia, Blackeyed Susan


Rudbeckia hirta   Also known as: Blackeyed Susan



Rudbeckia hirta

Blackeyed Susan

Rudbeckias hail from the moist meadows and dappled woods of North America. They are suitable for mixed borders, meadows, native gardens, open woods, and large annual displays. They grow in average, slightly heavy but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. From summer into early autumn, it bears daisy-like blossoms (to 3 inches across) with light or deep yellow rays and brownish-purple centers.The flowers are a staple in late summer bouquets.  

The black-eyed susan is incredibly resilient and can grow efficiently in also any condition. In fact, it is known as a pioneer plant, meaning that it is one of the first plants to grow in areas decimated by fire and other natural disasters.

Black-eyed susan is a popular food source for pollinators such as bees, butterflies and moths as well as many species of birds that consume the seeds.


Hardiness Zone: 3-8

Light: Full Sun

Mature Growth: .2-3 feet

Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Best in moist, organically rich soils. Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Clay Soil

Blooms: June-September

Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees


Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions N/A

1 Quart, 1 Gallon