Black-eyed Susan


Photo credit: Dcoetzee

 

Black-eyed Susan

(Rudbeckia hirta)

 

Height:

    • 2 to 3 feet

Bloom:

    • June to October

Classification:

    • Native
    • Biennial to short-lived perennial

Sun:

    • Full to part sun

Soil moisture:

    • Medium

Used by:

    • Native bees (flowers),
    • Butterflies (flowers),
    • Caterpillars (foliage),
    • Songbirds (seeds)

Notes:

    • Deer resistant.
    • Will self-seed, sometimes aggressively.

Kentucky Pollinators & Backyard Wildlife articles:

Black-eyed Susan: A favorite nectar source for butterflies

Leave Seed Heads for Songbirds

Native range in North America:

 

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