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Common Black-Eyed Susan

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$49.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 12 - 24 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 9

There is nothing ordinary about the Common Black-Eyed Susan or Rudbeckia hirta. Large daisy-like blooms have sunny yellow petals with hints of orange and measure 3 inches across. The buttery yellow petals surround a chocolatey eye, providing a nice contrast. Enjoy the dependable flowers from June through September.

Black Eyed Susan is the Maryland State Flower and native to most areas east of the Rocky Mountains. It is easy to grow and doesn’t need much attention. Black-Eyed Susans look best when planted in large groups. Plant the Common Black-Eyed Susan in a border or near the middle or back of a mixed bed; it also grows well in the outside transition zones of a rain garden. The daisy-like flowers create a cottage or meadow feeling. The long stems make a long-lived cut flower and also dry beautifully for year round arranging. The lovely blooms are a beacon for butterflies, bees, and beneficial insects, while birds feed on the seeds throughout the fall and winter. Deer and disease resistance add to its ease of care. Grow this beauty in zones 4 through 9.

Common Black-Eyed Susan Care

Plant the Common Black-Eyed Susan in fertile, moist, well-drained soil with an acidic pH. Situate this perennial in full sun for best results. Water upon planting and during the first few seasons to support continued blooms. This perennial is drought tolerant once established and will handle periods of drought without drooping. Fertilization is not needed for this native plant. 

Trim dead or damaged growth. Deadhead the plant to maintain a tidy appearance. You can trim the stems to ground level in the fall or leave the frost-damaged blooms for birds and other small animals to eat during the fall and winter. Clear damaged growth by spring when new stems emerge.

If the blooming and leaf growth decline, divide the plants to invigorate the clumps. 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 Common Black-Eyed Susan stands 2 to 3 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide. Space plants about 18 inches apart when creating a dense or continuous planting. Common Black Eyed Susan looks best planted in groups of 3 or 5 and will quickly fill in any open spaces.

Common Black-Eyed Susan Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 12 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 24 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Orange, Yellow
Flower Description: Yellow-orange petals with dark brown center
Bloom Period: Summer to Fall
Foliage Type: Semi-Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Green Shades
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Native to North America, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer
Brand:
Common Name: Common Black-eyed Susan
Other Name(s): Gloriosa Daisy
Scientific Name: Rudbeckia hirta
SKU:
1231020452-pc

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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