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Native Garden

Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

​Rudbeckia Hirta

  • Common Name:  Black Eyed Susan, also known as coneflower
  • Scientific Name:  Rudbeckia Hirta
  • Family Name:  Compositae
  • Origin:  Native to North America
  • Height:  2’ to 3’
  • Width:  2’ to 3’
  • Growth:  Moderate
  • Zone:  2 - 11
  • Light Needs: Full sun
  • Salt Tolerance:  High
  • Soil/PH/Texture:  Good in clay, sand, acidic and loam.
  • Soil Moisture:  Well drained.
  • Drought Tolerance:  High
  • Pests/Diseases:  None.
  • Growing Conditions:  The blooms are more profuse when deadheaded.
  • Characteristics:  These flowers can be found in coastal landscapes and are good in butterfly gardens.
  • Propagation:  by seeds. Can be propagated in the garden by division or cuttings in the spring and fall. 
  • Wildlife:  Attracts butterflies. 
  • Facts:  The plant forms a mound of foliage topped with a bright display of flowers characterized by brown centers surrounded by red, orange, yellow, or golden petals.
  • Designer Considerations:  Black Eyed Susans are good for cut flowers and on borders.