Deam's Black Eyed Susan

Deam’s Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida v. deamii) is an outstanding wildflower that blooms in mid-summer with a profusion of large, golden flower petals surrounding a black center cone. Easy to grow and vigorous, it is considered the best of the seed-grown coneflowers because of its toughness, huge quantities of flowers, and sturdy, upright habit. A wonderful plant for prairie gardens that offers food and habitat for pollinators and birds.
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
attract-butterflies
Attract Butterflies
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Easy To Grow
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Attract Birds
bee-friendly
Bee Friendly
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Deer Resistant
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Rabbit Resistant
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Pest / Disease Resistant
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Native
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Low Maintenance
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Good For Cut Flowers
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Multiplies / Naturalizes
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Winter Interest
Light Requirements
full-sun
Full Sun
Water Tolerance
Moderate Rainfall
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Mature Spread12-18" wide
Bloom TimeLate summer to early fall
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Item Package SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC017875

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Deam’s Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida v. deamii), also known as Deam’s Coneflower, is an outstanding wildflower that blooms in mid-summer with a profusion of large, golden-orange flower petals surrounding a black center cone. Native to a few states in the Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio), this perennial thrives in all soil types, including clay, and loves lots of sun. Deam’s Black Eyed Susan is vigorous and pest resistant.  In the hot humid south, however, plants need good air circulation and occasional division to discourage foliar diseases. It has even been recognized by European gardeners, and received the Royal Horticultural Society’s prestigious Award of Garden Merit in 1993. Deadheading can extend the bloom time, but leave flowers standing to provide seed heads for songbirds. Native bees, butterflies, and other pollinators are attracted to the flowers. Other perennials that make good companions for Deam’s Coneflower include native ornamental grasses like Prairie Switchgrass (Panicum) and ‘Blonde Ambition’ Grama Grass, as well as Prairie Sage (Salvia azurea), and Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe).
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SKUHC017875
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Deam's Black Eyed Susan
Botanical Name
Rudbeckia fulgida v. deamii
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Yellow
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Mature Spread
12-18" wide
Bloom Time
Late summer to early fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Easy To Grow, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Pest / Disease Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Winter Interest
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
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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