Rudbeckia hirta, commonly known as Black Eyed Susan, is an ever popular cutting garden favorite that produces cheerful, bright 3" to 4" inch blooms! Golden-yellow daisy-type flowers have dark black center cones on sturdy straight stems. A standout in landscape beds, wildflower fields and savannas, this drought-tolerant, easy to grow cheerful charmer is also an excellent crop for cut flower production growers.
As a pollinator super attractant this variety brings a wide variety of winged friends including bees, moths and butterflies to your garden in abundance. Black-eyed Susan is one of the larval host plants of the beautiful Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly.
Plants grow 18" - 24" inches and thrive in almost any soil type in a vast array of growing climates and it is a naturalized prairie flower in most of the United States. A first year flowering biennial, it blooms and completes its life cycle in its second year but will re-seed freely and naturalize easily if you allow spent blooms to shed, continuing the life cycle indefinitely. Hardy to zone 4 and neglect tolerant. Packet: 50 seeds.