Plant Type: Perennials
Black Eyed Susans are one of the most popular perennials available today, having earned the prestigious Perennial Plant of the Year Award in 1999. Plants have a long season of bloom and a sturdy, upright habit. The gold daisy-like flowers have a distinct dark brown central cone and are held on branching stems. Do not deadhead these cones if you want winter interest since the black seed heads remain attractive throughout the winter and the seeds provide a source of food for small birds.
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Rudbeckias like full sun, but they also will do well in partial shade. Plant them in well-drained, not overly rich soil. Remove spent flowers in order to stimulate continuous bloom. Plants will self-seed. If this is not desired, cut the plants back in fall. Rudbeckias are very easy to divide in the spring. They also make great cut flowers.
Flower ColorGold with dark brown center
Plant Spread18-24 in.
Coneflower-Purple (Echinacea purpurea), Grass-Ornamental (Pennisetum alopecuroides), Phlox-Tall Garden (Phlox paniculata), Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia), Stonecrop-Autumn (Sedum )
Plant Height24 in.
Soil MoistureAverage to low water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Container, Cut flower or foliage, Border, Mass Plant
ExposurePart shade, Full sun