Flowers - Black-Eyed Susan

$199 USD

Long, daisy-like golden yellow petals around a large, dark brown center can only be the Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta). Iconic 2"-3" blooms grow on 2'-3' hairy stems. These easy-care plants are heat and drought tolerant. State flower of Maryland.

  • Life cycle: Tender perennial
  • Bloom season: Summer
  • Attracts: Bees, butterflies, and other pollinators
  • Flower meaning: Justice


  • Botanical name: Rudbeckia hirta
  • Hardiness zones: 3-8
  • Planting season: Spring, fall
  • Days to maturity: 90-120 days
  • Cold stratify: Yes
  • Depth to plant seeds: Lightly cover - seeds need light to germinate
  • Spacing between plants: 12"-18" apart
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 7-21 days
  • Germination soil temps: 70F-75F
  • Soil types: Clay, sandy, loamy, moist, well-drained
  • Soil pH: 6.8-7.7
  • Water needs: Average
  • Sun needs: Full sun, part shade
  • Frost tolerant: No
  • Drought tolerant: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes

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