Black-eyed Susan


  • Full Sun
  • Average Soil
  • 1 to 3 Feet Tall
  • Yellow Flowers
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Birds


Rudbeckia hirta, common name Black-eyed Susan, is an easy to grow biennial that will provide a cheerful show of color. They will readily self-seed after summer blooming and will often provide a second show as fall approaches. Black-eyed Susan’s grow in full sun to part shade in most any soil type except wet areas. Remove spent flower heads to encourage more blooms but leave some flower heads to mature to seed, providing a valued food supply for our birds. Grows from 12-36”tall  with bright yellow ray flowers and brown center disks. Host plant for Checkerspot and Bordered Patch butterflies. Grow alongside coneflowers and asters.

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