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Drought tolerant, sweet black-eyed Susan is naturalizing and attracts pollinators.

Drought tolerant, sweet black-eyed Susan is naturalizing and attracts pollinators. Typical inventory plug

Rudbeckia hirta

Sweet black-eyed Susan

Probably the most drought tolerant of the susans, re-seeds with abandon. Also tolerant of heat and clay soils. Attracts butterflies. 

Grows well in moist to dry soil in full sun to part shade. 


Height:

2-3 ft

Spread:

1-2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Bloom Color:

Yellow

Rudbeckia hirta Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Dry

Attributes

  • Naturalizing
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Clay Soil

Flowering Months

  • September
  • August
  • July

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=RUHI2