Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

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Rudbeckia hirta
Seed only--potted plants not available.
An annual included in seed mixes for early color. Will move around when used in perennial beds.
Of the "black-eyed susans," Rudbeckia hirta is the species most commonly grown in cultivation even though it is a weak perennial and is best grown as an annual or biennial on sunny, dry sites. It is also one of the best for bees.
Uses: Bees, butterflies, drought tolerant
Bloom time: June
Height: 2 to 3 feet
Space: 16 to 24 inches
Sun: Full sun to light shade
Moisture: Average
  • 100,000 seeds per ounce
  • 0.5 oz. per 1,000 square feet
  • 1 pound per acre

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