Northeast Pollinator Plants
Rudbeckia hirta (Black-Eyed Susan)
We ship only to the New England and New York states. If you live near Fairfax, VT, consider buying at our farm, River Berry Farm.
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Plants are delivered in a biodegradable wood fiber pot, 2.75" diameter by 3.5" deep.
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Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Birds, Larval Host
Use: Naturalizing or as an Annual in Gardens
Light: Full Sun
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 7 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Dry to Moist
Flower Time: June - Late September
Flower Color: Yellow to Orange Rays with Dark Brown Center
Notes: Rudbeckia hirta (Black-Eyed Susan) is a beloved short-lived but showy long-flowering perennial that readily reseeds. Noted as deer-resistant by UVM.
Host plant of
VT Bee Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN):
Bombus rufocinctus (Red-Belted Bumble bee)
Bombus flavidus (Yellowish Cuckoo Bumble bee)
Epeolus canadensis (Canada Cellophane-Cuckoo bee)
Hylaeus basalis (Cinquefoil Masked bee)
Naturalized in New England, native to Chittenden County in VT, far western MA and to nearly all of the rest of the US: Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).
Regional Ecotype Seed Source: ME