Rudbeckia hirta Seeds - Black Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta Seeds - Black Eyed Susan

R. hirta
Black Eyed Susan

Product ID#: RR1880-8504

Additional Information

Harvesting Harvest when Mature, Good for Cutting, Cut & Come Again, Long Vase Life
Growing Conditions Field Crop, Grows Well in Containers
Additional Characteristics Best Suited for Spring & Fall Crop, Start Early for Transplants, Good for Overwintering, Cold Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Easy to Grow
Flowering Month May, June, July, August, September, October
Garden Style Cutting / Cut Flowers, English Cottage, Heirloom & Heritage, Romantic, Victorian
Lighting Conditions Full Sun, Partial Sun
Seed Type Heirloom, Open Pollinated
Days to Maturity Perennial
Stem Type Single Stem
Plant Hardiness Hardy
Plant Height 21 - 30 inches
Plant Lifecycle Biennial
Plant Moisture & Climate Heat Tolerant, Well-drained
Plant Uses Cut Flower & Bouquets, Excellent for Drying & Crafts, Wild Flowers, Sustains Beneficial Insects, Attracts Friendly Pollinators, Patio Container Friendly, Bedding, Erosion Control, Landscape
Shape Disk
  • 1 packet

* Required Fields



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.


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