Black Eyed Susan

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Botanical Name - Rudbeckia Hirta Hardy Planting Zones- 3-9 Sun or Shade – Full Sun and Part Sun Mature Height - 12-36" Mature Width- 12-18"
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 Black Eyed Susan

The Black-Eyed Susan Shines
The black-eyed Susan - Rudbeckia hirta brightens up the world with their golden-yellow color. They are a North American native wildflower that is popular and easy to grow. It often can be seen in fields throughout the country and are easily recognized by their beautiful colorful blooms. 

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The sun flower family is known for their diversity and widespread flowering plants. They include many different types of flowers, one of which is the black-eyed Susan. It takes on many of the characteristics that are connected to its other family members.


The basal leaves on the black-eyed Susan grow from the lowest part of the stem and can be 6 inches long. They have only one flower head that is either an orange color or yellow and measures 2-3 inches in diameter. The purplish brown centers set them apart from the crowd. 

People love the hardiness of the black-eyed Susan. It is no surprise that they love the sun since they are part of the sunflower family. They thrive in both full sun and partially sunny areas. This flower is one tough cookie and can grow in many different soils.

Soil to Grow In

Many plants need a special kind of soil but the black-eyed Susan is very forgiving. Of course, the better the soil the happier they will be. Moist well drained areas with a pH range of 6.8 to 7.7 are their preferred soil. Seedlings appear in about 21 days after planting. They generally bloom June to October.

Beauty Abounds

The black-eyed Susan is very versatile and is a great addition to any flower garden, border, or container. They can be enjoyed as is or can be cut and added to an arrangement. After an early cut, a second flower may appear in the fall.


Buy this plant at Tennessee Wholesale Nursery.  The Black Eyed Susan is a miniature version of the sunflower. This perennial is an upright perennial that feature dark purplish brown centers. The flowers on the Black Eyed Susan bloom from June to August. This flower has astringents that can be used in a warm infusion for washing sores. It is also great to use on snake bites and treating colds and worms in children. These perennials make a great addition to any gardens. It can grow to be 2 to 3 feet tall and just over 2 feet wide. It grows best in full sunlight and is very adaptable to a variety of soil conditions.



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