This late blooming form of Black-eyed Susan offers loads of cheery golden 2" flowers starting in late July and is a native bee and butterfly magnet. Birds love the seeds from past blooms. Fulgida loves full sun and well-drained soils and is perfect for massing for spectacular late season color.
Exceptionally showy and easy to grow
Birds love the profuse seeds from dried blooms
Perfect cut flower for decorating indoors
3 months of nectar for butterflies and bees
Late summer bloom helps extend the season
Tolerates deer, drought and clay soil
moist woods, meadows, savannas and swamps in New York west to Missouri and south to Alabama and Florida.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Rather than filling the bird feeder, you can plant a garden full of bird food starting with this black-eyed Susan. Other native perennials to plant include: coneflower, sunflowers, asters, bee balm, goldenrod and ornamental grasses.
Adaptable to a wide variety of soil conditions in full to partial sun. Tolerates hot, humid summers and some drought. Deadhead to prolong blooming season. Disease and pest resistance.