Rudbeckia hirta

Common name: Black-Eyed Susan

Native plant

Black-Eyed Susan is a short lived perennial, often only biennial. It produces an abundance of yellow flowers that bloom early to mid summer for about a month. Its flowers attract a range of bees, butterflies, moths and other pollinators.  This plant will readily reseed and can spread quite aggressively in this manner. Flowers are good cut and used in arrangements.

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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

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

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Summer

Urban environment

New Construction

Habitat

Prairie Grasslands, Savannas

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate

Fast

Flower color

Yellow

Fall color

None

Size

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

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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