Rudbeckia hirta
Black-eyed Susan

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Butterfly FriendlyDeer ResistantPart Shade
Black-eyed Susan
Rudbeckia hirta

Black Eyed Susan is the quintessential plant of prairies and meadows. It provides an extravagant floral display to the delight of butterflies and other beneficial insects. In late summer the seeds will attract finches and other birds. Fantastic show when planted in groups. Easy to grow and quite drought tolerant once established.


Exceptionally showy and easy to grow
Birds love the profuse seeds from dried blooms
Perfect cut flower for decorating indoors
Long season of nectar for butterflies and bees
Flowers into late summer extending the season
Perfect for massing in the landscape

Native Range

Native to a wide range of prairie, plains, meadows, pastures, savannahs and woodlands edges.

Interesting Facts

Grow in full sun average to dry soil with good drainage. Water well after planting and regularly until established. Drought tolerant.


Easy to grow in average to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates heat, drought and a wide range of soils except poorly-drained wet ones.

Mature Size: 2-3ft. Tall x 1-2ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone:

Sun Exposure: Part Shade

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