- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 24 - 36 Inches
- Mature Spread 24 - 36 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 9
A native that is anything but common, Common Black Eyed Susan is the plant you should add to the sunny garden. The buttery yellow petals surround a chocolatey eye. This herbaceous perennial is an attractor of pollinators and butterflies. It gives shelter to small animals and provides seed for songbirds through the winter. All of these things, plus it is extremely low care. Black Eyed Susan is the Maryland State Flower as well as native to most areas East of the Rocky Mountains.
Black Eyed Susans look best when planted in large groups. They are a great addition to a Cottage Garden or the outside transition zones of a Rain Garden. Rudbeckia make a long-lived cut flower and also dry beautifully for year round arranging.
Common Black Eyed Susan Care
Common Black Eyed Susans have a wide variety of soil texture and pH that will successfully grow. A well drained soil is a must. Once fully established, Black Eyed Susans will handle periods of drought easily and not droop a bit. Deer and disease resistance add to its ease of care.
Fertilization is not needed for native plants. If the blooming and leaf growth decline, dividing the plants is the way to get them growing vigorously again. Dividing is best done early in the spring as the new growth begins. It will be easy to see where to split the plants and tease apart the roots. Keep transplanted divisions well watered the first year to ensure proper establishment.
Common Black Eyed Susan Spacing
The height is 24-36 inches with a width of 12-24 inches. Spacing of 12 inches, center on center, will give the plants plenty of air circulation. Common Black Eyed Susan looks best planted in groups of 3 or 5 and will quickly fill in any area.
Common Black Eyed Susan Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 24 - 36 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 12 - 24 Inches|
|Spacing: 12 - 24 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Yellow|
|Bloom Period: Late Summer/Early Fall|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Disease, Pests & Insects|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Native to North America, Award Winner|
|Common Name: Common Black Eyed Susan|
|Scientific Name: RUDBECKIA FULGIDA VAR. DEAMII|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.