Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta 'Irish Eyes') in the Black Eyed Susans Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 25-35 inches
Plant Spread: 12-18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Hoverflies
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years

Zone 9b.

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Posted by lovesblooms (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Feb 2, 2015 11:02 PM

These came true from seed for me. They were sweet, but I actually found myself preferring the regular blackeyed susans for the greater contrast of the black eye. Grew 16 inches tall, bloomed till frost.

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lovesblooms On February 24, 2018 Seeds sown
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lovesblooms On January 15, 2017 Seeds sown
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lovesblooms On June 1, 2015 Bloomed
from 2014 winter sown plants, bloomed first year too.
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