Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida - black-eyed susan
Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida - black-eyed susan

Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida - black-eyed susan

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Butterfly Friendly Deer Resistant  Bird Friendly 
black-eyed susan
Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida

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

Native Range

 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.


Mature Size: 24-30"T x 12-24"W

Hardiness Zone: 5-7

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

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