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Black Eyed Susan

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Black Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta

Biennial or short-lived perennial that is winter hardy to USDA Zones 3-7. It blooms in the first year from seed planted in early spring, and is accordingly often grown as an annual. It is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Best in moist, organically rich soils. Tolerates heat, drought and a wide range of soils except poorly-drained wet ones.  

Growing Conditions

Height 24 to 36 inches
Light Requirements Full sun part shade
Bloom time June to September
Zone 3 to 7

Additional Info

Susceptible to powdery mildew

Watch for slugs and snails on young plants

Can self-seed freely


All info from Missouri Botanical Garden