black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

two yellow daisy-like flowers with dark brown centers

black-eyed susan


Common name: black-eyed susan
Botanical name: Rudbeckia hirta

Light: full to part sun
Height: 24 – 36 inches
Water: moderate to low
Soil type: well-drained sandy loam

Short-lived perennial wildflower has yellow ray flowers with dark brown centers; blooms midsummer; drought tolerant but thrives with water; self-seeds easily; naturalized species

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