Black Eyed Susan

Planting Rate 1 PLS LB per Acre or 1 Bulk OZ covers 1,361 SQ FT
Plant Height 2 -3 FT
Seed Count 1,500,000 Seeds per LB.
Botanical Name Rudbeckia hirta
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Mesic to Dry Soils _ Upland/Grassland - Disturbed
Bloom Period May-September
Flower Color Yellow
Pollinator Value Very Good


Black Eyed Susan


Black Eyed Susan could just be one of the most popular wildflowers with it's wide adaptation distribution across the United States. This biennial wildflower makes a great choice for native prairies, landscaping and food and habitat for wildlife and pollinators.


  • Biennial wildflower than can also be a short-lived perennial
  • Mature plant height of 2 feet
  • Long blooming from early summer to early fall
  • Beautiful yellow petals with a dark brown to black seedhead
  • Medium seedling vigor and moderately deep-rooted up to a minimum of 10 inches
  • Moderate heat and drought tolerance
  • Very good winter hardiness
  • Great source of food for pollinators and other beneficial insects
  • Highly adaptable in varying soil types and climates
  • Deer resistant specie




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