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Rudbeckia hirta

Black-eyed Susan

  • »  Blooms June-September
  • »  Attracts butterflies and many other beneficial insects
  • »  The seed from the spent flowers are a favorite of birds
  • »  Long flowering with bright blooms perfect for cutting
  • »  Easy to care for and fast-growing
  • »  Drought tolerant once established
  • »  Deer tend to leave this plant alone

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Incredible daisy-like flowers of yellow-orange petals spanning across 3” and a dark brown center with coarsely hairy foliage thrive in prairies and roadsides across the US; however will make a stunning wildflower addition to your garden. They flower from June through September for an extended period of time and will be eagerly sought after by native bees and butterflies. The seed in the spent flowers will attract all kinds of birds but will also self-seed. Works well planted with ornamental grasses and other wildflowers.

Foliage Color
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Songbirds
Supports Bees
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Flower Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer Bloomer
Late Summer
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Rudbeckia hirta

Deadhead spent flowers to encourage additional bloom and prevent any unwanted self-seeding. But, try to leave some spent flower heads for the birds.