Rudbeckia triloba 'Blackjack Gold' - Black-Eyed Susan
Rudbeckia triloba 'Blackjack Gold'
Stiff, strongly upright stems allow this selection to reign supreme above the summer especially when it blows up with masses of golden-rayed, black coned flowers from mid-summer through early fall. Mass this in the middle or back of a garden and watch the pollinators make a beeline!
- Long flowering and perfect for cutting
- Drought tolerant once established
- Easy to care for and fast-growing
- Late-season color and nectar in the garden
- Pollinators will flock to this selection
Moist meadows and open woodland; Connecticut to Michigan and Nebraska south to Texas and Florida.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
In new housing developments, trees and shrubs used by birds for nesting, perching and escaping predators may be in short supply. Evergreens offer valuable year-round cover from the weather and predators in addition to secluded nesting sites.
This plant is easy to grow in average, moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Will grow in light shade, but may need support if grown in too much shade. Tolerates heat, some drought, and a wide range of soils. Remove spent flowers to encourage additional bloom and/or to prevent any unwanted self-seeding. Leave old flowers on the plant if you want to feed the birds. These plants freely self-seed and will usually remain in the garden and naturalize.