General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet (60-90 cm)
Plant Spread: 1 to 2 feet (30-60 cm)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Hoverflies
Bees

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Common names
  • Black Eyed Susan
  • Gloriosa Daisy

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Comments:
  • Posted by Catmint20906 (PNW WA half hour south of Olympia - Zone 8a) on Aug 3, 2014 3:09 PM concerning plant:
    Rudbeckia hirta is a larval host plant for the Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly. It is a nectar source for Monarchs and other butterflies, and a Monarch Way Station plant.

    Rudbeckia hirta attracts a variety of bee species, including longhorned, leafcutter, cuckoo, bumble, sweat, green sweat, and small carpenter bees.

    This plant also reportedly attracts beneficial insects to the garden, including bee wolves, soldier beetles, bee flies, jagged ambush bugs, and syrphid flies, which feed on a variety of common garden pests.
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