Brown Eyed Susan

24-36" tall x 15-18" wide. This cheerful wildflower blooms in late summer with a bouquet of tidy, golden-yellow daisies. It is both beautiful and useful providing nectar for pollinators and seeds for the birds.
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Winter Interest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height24-36" tall
Mature Spread15-18" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC014701

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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24-36" tall x 15-18" wide. A wonderfully cheerful native wildflower, Rudbeckia triloba lights up the summer garden with a profusion of tidy, golden-yellow daisies held in a tight bouquet over the foliage. Highly attractive to butterflies in summer and seed-eating songbirds in fall, this species is a biennial or short-lived perennial that readily re-seeds itself to naturalize in your garden. Grows in most soils including clay. Plant with Blonde Ambition Blue Grama.
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SKUHC014701
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Brown Eyed Susan
Botanical Name
Rudbeckia triloba
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Yellow
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Mature Spread
15-18" wide
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Winter Interest
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides
Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan) - a genus of North American wildflowers known for their showy yellow coneflowers. Most species are perennial, but Rudbeckia. hirta and all the showy cultivars are biennial, growing only leaves and stems the first season and blooming the following year.

Preferred growing conditions
  • Plant in most soil types including clay. Rudbeckia prefers to be planted in a full to partial sun locations.
  • Mulch with common mulching materials except of moisture climates where plants should remain un-mulched.
  • Irrigate regularly the first growing season to establish the plants. Black Eyed Susan likes dry to moderately moist soil conditions and should be given weekly supplemental irrigation in arid Western climates. Rainfall is generally sufficient in moister eastern climates.
  • Deadheading will help to keep the plants blooming longer into the late summer. But leave the last flush of flowers on the plants to set seeds
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.
  • Special comments
  • Seeds are enjoyed by seed eating songbirds. Plants with seed heads should be left standing over the winter months. Cut back hard in early to mid-spring. Biennial Rudbeckia hirta should be selectively cut back to remove dead foliage in mid-spring to prepare the plants for flowering later in summer.
  • Rudbeckia generally don't need to be divided.

  • View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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