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Rudbeckia hirta (Black-Eyed Susan) is a beloved short-lived but showy long-flowering perennial that readily reseeds.

Northeast Pollinator Plants

Rudbeckia hirta (Black-Eyed Susan)

$ 5.99
  • 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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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

Height:  2'-3'

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).



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