General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 18-24 inches
Plant Spread: 18-36 inches
Leaves: Broadleaf
Fruit: Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Provides winter interest
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Start indoors
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Containers: Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Common names
  • Black-Eyed Susan
  • Black Eyed Susan
  • Orange Rudbeckia
  • Orange Coneflower

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Location: Fairfax, VA
Photo by Cat
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Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: RavenCroft Cottage
Date: 2013-08-05
Location: Southern Maine
Date: 2018-08-11
Seedling that appeared in my lawn.
Location: Ed Burton, NE Wisconsin
Date: 2005-08-06
Location: Ed Burton, NE Wisconsin
Date: 2005-08-06
Location: Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
Date: 2012-05-13
Lovely bright flowers.
Location: RavenCroft Cottage
Date: 2013-08-05
Location: Savannah, Georgia, USA
Date: 2014-06-27
Location: Killeen,Tx
Date: 2021-07-22
Location: Southern Maine
Date: 2018-07-14
Location: Gulf-coast Texas
Date: 2014-12-15
Location: my garden zone 5 Indiana
Date: 2018-08-14
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2018-01-10
January bloom!
Location: Savannah, Georgia, USA
Date: Apr 28 2015
Emerging growth in Spring 2015
Location: Killeen,Tx
Date: 2021-07-07
Location: Sherwood Oregon
Date: 2014-07-13
I love this plant ~ very hardy

Date: 2015-09-01

Date: 2013-08-04

Date: 2013-08-04

Courtesy American Daylily and Perennials
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Location: Gulf-coast Texas
Date: 2014-12-15
Location: Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
Date: 2012-05-13
A lovely group of plants.
Location: my garden zone 5 Indiana
Date: 2018-07-19

credit: Lukas Riebling

Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
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Date: 2012-07-14

Date: 2012-07-14
Location: Lilburn, GA
Date: 2022-09-28
Seeds have low fertility because plant is self-infertile.
Location: Gulf-coast Texas
Date: 2014-12-15
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-10-21

Date: 2014-01-23
Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.
Photo by keithp2012
Location: Virginia
Date: 2012-08-02
Location: Virginia
Date: 2012-08-02
Location: Our Florida home
Date: July 24, 2012
Rudbeckia with \"lubber\" feasting on it

Date: 2013-08-04

Date: 2012-07-05
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2020-11-23
Seeds of Black-eyed Susan
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Comments:
  • Posted by Catmint20906 (PNW WA half hour south of Olympia - Zone 8a) on Aug 3, 2014 3:05 PM concerning plant:
    Rudbeckia fulgida is a nectar source for monarchs and other butterflies and a Monarch Way Station plant.

    According to NPIN, this plant also has special value to native bees.

    Rudbeckia fulgida also attracts hoverflies, a beneficial insect which feeds on aphids.
Plant Events from our members
Catmint20906 On July 14, 2015 Bloomed
MrsBinWY On February 18, 2017 Seeds sown
coffee filter in baggie in fridge 60 days; lots from pinkmauisunset (seeds might not have matured); jugged 4-15-17; gave up on these on 5-26-17
dnrevel On August 2, 2021 Transplanted
Into partial shade in north side garden that gets eastern in the morning and some sun until 2 or 3 pm. Winter sown. Transplanting alongside Black-eyed Susan. Will add Pennsylvania Sedge in the spring.
SuperHappyCamper On August 8, 2021 Obtained plant
Purchased from backyard nursery in Dallas, GA.
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