Brown-eyed Susan

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Brown-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta
Black-eyed Susan, Margarita amarilla
1

3 feet
1

3 feet
Eastern U.S., to Central and Southern U.S.
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Flowering
  • Attracts Pollinators

About This Plant

Sun or partial shade, with well-drained soil. Blooming from late spring to summer, this cheerful, widespread wildflower is considered an annual to a short-lived perennial across its range. Showy golden-yellow ray flowers occur singly atop 1-2 ft. stems, with disk flowers forming a brown central cone. The coarse stems and oval leaves are covered with bristly hairs. Brown-eyed Susan is a food source for Bordered Patch and Gorgone Checkerspot butterflies.

Maintenance

Sow seed in autumn. Supplement with one or two waterings between sowing and germination. Plants are biennial, forming a rosette the first year, and flowering the next year.

Features

Plant Type:
Wildflowers
Size:
1-3' H, 1-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin, Well drained
Wildlife:
Bees, Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Brown, Yellow
Bloom Time:
June, July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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