Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida) in the Black Eyed Susans Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Propagation: Other methods: Stolons and runners

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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 25, 2014 8:05 PM

Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida has a smaller bloom size than the popular 'Goldsturm' cultivar, and also a later bloom time, typically from July to October. Like other Rudbeckias, it is an excellent source of nectar, particularly for late season butterflies, and a Monarch Way Station plant. It also has special value to native bees and attracts hoverflies, a beneficial insect that feeds on aphids. Birds are attracted to the seedheads, especially goldfinches.

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