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Rudbeckia hirta

Black-eyed Susan

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Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)

This is the quintessential Black-eyed Susan of the native stars with its large golden yellow flowers and dark-brown, conical centers. It is easy to grow and is a species often used in native wildflower seed mixes. Plants produce a bright show of color mid-spring through summer, and will self-seed for a later display.

Additional Information:


Height
12-36 Inches

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Spread
-15 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Gold


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Downy Phlox (Phlox pilosa ssp. Ozarkana), Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACU

Nature Attracting

Butterfly
Songbird

Root

Fibrous

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Average

Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Small Animals
Butterfly Nectar
Food/Birds
Butterfly Host