Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) is a biennial but will easily self-seed after blooming onto open soil. Its stems and scattered oval leaves are covered with hairs that give it a rough texture. A well known wildflower of prairies and meadows because of its large 2 - 3 inch wide yellow flowers with dark centers that form at the tops of its stems. It is easy to grow and with a prolonged blooming period, it greatly attracts butterflies and other pollinators. Native Americans also used the root in a tea to help with the common cold and snakebites.
Soil Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 1' - 3'
Spread: 1' - 2'
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 10
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: June, July, August, September
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators
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