Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

This lovely flower will brighten your garden with its yellow-orange petals and its contrasting raised purple-black center. It is great for borders, mass-plantings, or backgrounds and grows quite well in sun or partial shade. It is also wonderful to use as a cut flower. The 2-3 foot tall plant blooms from summer to fall and is easy to grow. Not only will you enjoy the Black-eyed Susan in your butterfly garden, the butterflies will love it!

Attracts: Great Spangled FritillarySilvery CheckerspotAmerican Snout,  and more

Color(s): Yellow, black center

Sun Exposure: Sun, partial sun

Soil: Drought tolerant, well-drained

Average Height: 18 in.

Average Spread: 12 in.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9

Note: Deer resistant

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