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Black-Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia Hirta is a Beautiful Blooming Flower

Black-Eyed Susan might be mistaken for sunflower or a daisy. A closer look shows the pretty, yellow eyelashes frame a soulful brown eye with purple highlights in its midst. She’s in a class of her own. Sometimes called brown betty or poor-land daisy, the plant is famous for its glorious, golden beauty and attracting a bevy of bees and butterflies to her abundant nectar.

Black-Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia Hirta Attract a Bevy of Bees and Butterflies with its Abundant Nectar

The edible parts of the plant are used in poultices and as a folk remedy for viral illnesses (colds, flu). Its Latin name is Rudbeckia hirta after the Swedish family Rudbecks and is at least three centuries old. Its photographic likeness is the famous Tiffany lamp, and the live flower is used for prestigious ceremonial decoration. Black-Eyed Susans grow up to 3 feet tall and bloom up to 18″ in diameter. Although usually found in a sunny open field, the plant can flourish in low light. Plant the seeds under loose, well-drained soil from March to May and expect a new growth by mid-year to September. Keep the ground moist.

Botanical Latin Name: Rudbeckia hirta

Common Name: Black-eyed Susan

Sun Exposure: Direct Sun, Part Sun

Hardiness Zones: 3-9

Mature Height: 2-3 ft.

Spread: 12-18 in.

Spacing: 18-24 in.

Growth Rate: Moderate

Flowering Time: Mid-season

How Long It Flowers: June-October

Flower Color: Yellow

Soil Requirements: Plant in well-drained soil. Any condition is acceptable as long as the ground has time to dry between watering.

Pruning: Deadhead faded or wilted flowers. If you want a shorter growth, cut the stem about 5 in. Down from the petals during the middle of their flowering season.

Flower Form: This type of coneflower, whose 8-20 yellow to orange petals point downward and out from its high center. With brown to black cone centers, these summery flowers are held up by rigid, hairy green stems. Oval green leaves with prominent veins moderately cover the height of the stem, holding a single flower head. The leaves vary in size, are usually slender, and also have tiny hairs upon them. Their nectar and seeds attract birds, butterflies, bees, and other wildlife. They often take over areas where they begin to grow and are found in colonies, mainly when grown in the wild.

USDA Climate Zone:3-9

Tree Height:12-14 Inches

Canopy Spread:12-18 Inches

Soil Type: Adaptable to various soils

Sun: Full Sun to Partial Shade

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Black-eyed Susan is a native plant of North America and one of the most major crop wildflowers. They frequently cover grassy areas, surprising passers-by with their golden-yellow beauty. The "black eye" is named after the dark, brown-purple hubs of its daisy-like blossoms, which are members of the aster family, Asteraceae. Because of the plant's adaptability and widespread availability, the black-eyed Susan is considered a symbol of encouragement and motivation.

The plants can grow to be over 3-4 feet tall. The flowers by the sweetness inspire butterflies, bees, and other insects. As they drink the sweetness, they transfer pollen from one plant to another, causing the plants to produce fruits and seeds freely scattered by the wind. For ideal seedling growth, tree black-eyed Susans when the surface temperature reaches 70°F. The planting season in many parts of North America runs from March to May. Germination takes between 7 and 30 days.

Plant seeds in well-drained, moist soil. The flowers of the plant adore the sun. They prefer full sun but will grow in partial shade as well. It is preferable if the land is fertile (rather than poor), but they can tolerate harsh conditions.These plants are blossoms from June to October. It's worth mentioning that they don't look like the other flowers in the area. Black-eyed Susans are excellent cut flowers, but they can also be used as borders or in containers.

Each black-eyed Susan has a single flower-top upwards on the terminal stem. The flower-top are beautiful just the way and quite large. The bloom is characterized by a prominent black or dark-brown woolly central cone surrounded by rich-yellow, long, ray-like, noticeably sequentially hairy petal-like rays. Rays emerge from the central cone's underside and droop slightly downward. The leaves of the black-eyed Susan are pretty long, ranging from 5 to 17.5 cm in length. They have thin pairs of leaflets shape. The leaves have winged leaves that are heavily luxuriant. The leaves are countless and grow in an irregular pattern along the length of the stalk.

Black-eyed Susan grows best in fields, plains, and open woods. The black-eyed Susan is adamant and durable and can grow in any environment. It is known as an innovator plant because it is one of the first plants to grow in areas of destruction caused by fire and other natural disasters. The roots of a black-eyed Susan plant are helpful in medicine and can cure many illnesses. The liquid from the root system can treat ear infections naturally. Make a root beverage or injection and soak a cloth in it. Then, use it to treat minor cuts, sores, scrapes, or swelling. It is also beneficial to boost the immune system, defend against colds and the flu. It is used for the treatment of high blood pressure, increased urination, and lesions; earaches are relieved. Snakebites are treated.


Sun exposure: Full sun

Water requirement: Moderate moisture

Zone: 3 to 10

Best time to Harvest: summer

Ship as: Bareroot

Height at maturity: 18 inches tall

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Plant Name- Botanical Name - Black Eye Susan - Rudbeckia hirta Hardy Planting Zones- 3-9 Sun or Shade ??Full Sun and Part Sun Mature Height - 12-36" Mature Width- 12-18" Bloom Season ??Summer and Fall (June to October) Gardener Status- Beginner
Planting Zones 3-9
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3 Reviews

  • 4
    Black Eyed Susan

    I so love this specie since it makes my garden so joyous with visiting butterflies all day.They gather around beautifully.

  • 5
    Black eyed Susan

    Arrived fast looked great when I recieved them

  • 4
    I meant to order another plant, but I ordered this one. I am still pleased with the way it turned out though. It still looks good in my home, but I wish I had ordered what I wanted.

    Pretty flower makes other colors blend well.

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