Rudbeckia fulgida speciosa

Common name: Showy Black-Eyed Susan

Native plant

Showy Black-Eyed Susan is a common prairie plant.  It has large, showy, yellow flowers, each 3 to 4 inches across, with several blooms branching out at the top of each plant.  Bloom time is mid summer and lasts for up to 3 months.  Longer bloom times can be achieved by deadheading.  This plant gives its best flower displays if planted in full sun and in small groups.  It attracts a wide range of pollinators.  


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Price Level: 
Perennial- Standard
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 32 (plugs)
Flat of 18 (pints)
1 Gallon

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Compacted/New Construction Soils


Prairie Grasslands, Savannas

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
2 Feet
Max width
3 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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