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Native Wetland Plants

Rudbeckia hirta

Black-eyed Susan

More About Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta, Black-eyed Susan, grows in moist to dry soil and next to ponds in full sun to part shade. Although Black-eyed Susan tolerates hot and humid summers quite well, it will not do well in severe drought conditions. Black-eyed Susan is a native perennial that typically grows 1-2' tall with bright yellow daisy-like flowers throughout its long mid to late summer bloom period. Goldfinch magnet.

Bloom Color

Yellow

Rudbeckia hirta Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Mature Height
2' - 4'
Spread Characteristics
Prolific Seeder
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
Flood Plain - Upland
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Bees/Pollinators
Butterflies
Cover
Food
Nesting
Songbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
FACU
FACW-
Plant Type
Flowering Perennial
Attributes
Container
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Focal Point
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Ornamental Flower
Rain Garden
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
4
5
6
7
8