Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

Family: Aster Family
Duration: Annual; short-lived perennial
Sun: Full sun
Soil: Moist to dry; well-drained
Water: Medium
Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: June thru October
Planting Time:
Height: 1-3 feet
Locations: Prairie; Plains; Meadows; Pastures; Savannas; Woodlands’edge
Benefits: Birds enjoy the ripe seeds; provides nectar for bees, butterflies, and insects; larval host for Gorgone Checkerspot & Bordered Patch butterflies
Seed saving:
Other notes: May bloom longer with some afternoon shade; can become aggressive if perfect an environment and little competition; deer Resistant; drought tolerant

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