Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) - Garden Basics - Flower - Perennial

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Plant Information Life Cycle: Annual/Biennial/Perennial
Planting Time: Spring or Fall
Height: 18" to 30"
Exposure: Full sun or very light shade
Soil: well-drained
Hardiness: Zones 3 to 9
Bloom Time: Summer to Fall
Propagation: Seeds, division
Uses: Beds, borders, wildflower meadows
*Resists drought

  • Black-eyed Susans are lovely planted in mass - a great choice for wildflower meadows.
  • Rudbeckias do best when they have sun all day.
  • This is a drought resistant plant, but performance will improve when plants are watered during dry spells.
  • Annual, perennial, and bienial forms are readily available. Even the annuals will come back year after year because they are eager reseeders. Biennials tend to be showy and weak on alternate years.

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