Black Eyed Susan

Bushy cluster of fuzzy basal leaves that put up branching leafy stalks with multiple flowers on each stalk. The flowers are daisy-like with large yellow petals surrounding a brown to black center of disk flowers. Flowers are followed by a mass of tiny black seeds. Blooms for the better part of 5 months in good years, makes great cut flowers for bouquets. Nectar plant for a wide variety of butterflies, bees and other insects.

Scientific Name: Rudbeckia hirta
Bloom Color: Yellow, Brown
Bloom Time: June, July, August, September
Butterfly Host: Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly (Chlosyne nycteis)
Container Size: 3/4 gallon
Cultural Uses: N/A
Fall Foliage: No
Fruit: Tiny sunflower-like seeds develop in the spent flower head
Habit: Herb
Height: 2-5'
Light Needs: Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
Square Feet Used: 4
Type Of Garden Ecotone: Farm, Community Garden, Planter, Street Scape, Urban Garden, Prairie Garden, Arid, Erosion Control, Mesic, Partial Shade, Partial Sun, Sun, Upland
Water Needs: Dry, Average

Price: $10.00

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