PlantsBlack Eyed Susans→Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 18-24 inches
Plant Spread: 18-36 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners

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By dave on October 18, 2014

It's hard to figure out which plants are wildflowers and which ones aren't, so lists like these are hard to come up with. Nevertheless, with help from our members we made a list of areas of the database that qualify, and here's the top 50 most popular species from among them!

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By Cat
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Location: Fort Worth Botanic GardensDate: 2012-05-13Lovely bright flowers.
By frostweed
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Location: Ed Burton, NE WisconsinDate: 2005-08-06
By EdBurton
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Location: Ed Burton, NE WisconsinDate: 2005-08-06
By EdBurton
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Date: 2013-08-04
By Paul2032
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Date: 2013-08-04
By Paul2032
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Location: Sherwood OregonDate: 2014-07-13I love this plant ~ very hardy
By Toni
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Location: Savannah, Georgia, USADate: Apr 28 2015Emerging growth in Spring 2015
By greene
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Location: Savannah, Georgia, USADate: 2014-06-27
By greene
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Date: 2015-09-01
By Paul2032
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Location: my garden zone 5 IndianaDate: 2018-08-14
By gardengus
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Location: Fort Worth Botanic GardensDate: 2012-05-13A lovely group of plants.
By frostweed
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Date: 2012-07-14
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Date: 2012-07-14
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Courtesy American Daylily and Perennials
By vic
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Photo Courtesy of Prairie Nursery. Used with Permission
By Joy
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Location: my garden zone 5 IndianaDate: 2018-07-19
By gardengus
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Date: 2012-07-05
By Paul2032
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Location: Our Florida homeDate: July 24, 2012Rudbeckia with \"lubber\" feasting on it
By rocklady
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Location: VirginiaDate: 2012-08-02
By Shannon
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Location: VirginiaDate: 2012-08-02
By Shannon
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Date: 2013-08-04
By Paul2032
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-10-21
By jmorth
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Comments:
Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 3, 2014 3:05 PM

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.

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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
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