Black Eyed Susans

Rudbeckia hirta


ZONE HARDINESS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
SPACE REQUIREMENTS
1" 50" 100"
HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS
1" 50" 100"
SUN REQUIREMENTS
1 50 100

These Susans have bright colors of oranges and yellows with the brown center that give this flower its name. Flowers can be up to 4 inches wide and will bloom throughout the summer with deadheading. Leave the seed heads up through the winter to attract the birds and for winter interest. These will reseed and you will appreciate it! There are many varieties of these rudbeckias with different petal colors such as yellow, bronze, orange and some even have different eye colors!

Some popular varieties include

'Prarie Sun' 5-inch blooms with light green centers.

'Indian Summer' 9-inch blooms with dark brown centers

'Double Gold' Flowers are doubles (extra petals)

'Cherokee Sunset' Flowers are varying hues of oranges, browns, and yellows, some are doubles.

'Toto Lemon' A shorter compact plant with lemon-yellow flowers. Good for containers.

The yellow with a brown eye, "Rudbeckia hirta" is an Idaho native plant.

This plant is listed as beneficial to pollinators in the book, “100 Treasure Valley Pollinator Plants”. https://gardentronic.com/blog/one-hundred-treasure-valley-pollinator-plants/


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PLANT DETAILS


NAME
Black-eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy, Brown-eyed Susan,
TYPE
Perennial
HEIGHT
18" - 24"
SPACING
12" - 24"

ZONE HARDINESS
5-8

SUN REQUIREMENTS
Part sun to full sun

ΒLOOM TIME
Summer to Fall