Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida) 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 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
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners


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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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