Black Eyed Susan
(Rudbeckia hirta)

Family: Aster Family
Duration:
Annual; short-lived perennial
Sun:
Full sun
Soil:
Moist to dry; well-drained
Water:
Medium
Colour:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
June thru October
Planting Time:
Height:
1-3 feet
Locations:
Prairie; Plains; Meadows; Pastures; Savannas; Woodlands’edge
Benefits:
Birds enjoy the ripe seeds; provides nectar for bees, butterflies, and insects; larval host for Gorgone Checkerspot & Bordered Patch butterflies
Seed saving:
Other notes:
May bloom longer with some afternoon shade; can become aggressive if perfect an environment and little competition; deer Resistant; drought tolerant