General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
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 8b
Plant Height: 36 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Golden-yellow with chocolate-black cones
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Other: To frost. Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Self sows
Pollinators: Hoverflies
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: AAS (All-America Selection®): 1995 National
Other: 1999 Mississippi Medallion Winner

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Common names
  • Black-Eyed Susan
  • Gloriosa Daisy
  • Yellow Ox-Eye Daisy

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Location: Thomasville, GA USA
Date: 2020-04-09
Location: Thomasville, GA USA
Date: 2020-04-09
Photo by typwc
Location: My Yard, zone 6
Date: 2021-06-30
Location: Potted on my patio zone 9 SE exposure
Date: 2020-06-27
1 plant almost 3' tall x 2' wide & full of flowers
Location: Thomasville, GA USA
Date: 2020-04-09
Location: My Yard, zone 6
Date: 2021-06-30
Photo by jkporter
Location: Lilburn, GA
Date: 2019-12-16
Seeds waiting for finches
Location: Potted on my patio zone 9 SE exposure
Date: 2020-06-27
Large perfect flower size of hand

Date: 2012-08-06
Location: My Yard, zone 6
Date: 2021-06-30
Location: Calaveras County, CA
Date: 2017-07-22
First Year from seed

Date: 2017-08-10
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2014-07-06
Location: my zone 5 garden
Date: 2016-06-30
Location: Shamong, NJ
Date: 2017-06-26
Love this plant!  Huge flowers.  Reseeds easily.

Date: 2011-06-28
Courtesy Outsidepride
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: Jun 26, 2006 3:55 PM
Location: Cascade of Time Garden, Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-01
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2014-07-06
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2014-07-06
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2014-07-06
Location: South Carolina 
Date: June

Date: 2015-08-21

Date: 2015-08-21
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-12-30

Date: 2014-09-05
Location: Maryland
Date: 2014-09-18

credit: Qwertzy2

Courtesy Harris Seeds
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Date: 2012-08-06
Location: Baltimore, MD
Date: 2017-01-21
Photo by Joannabanana
Location: Maryland
Date: 2014-09-06
Location: Cascade of Time Garden, Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-01

Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
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Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-07-08
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-07-07
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Date: 2022-09-03

Date: 2012-08-06

Date: 2012-08-06
Location: my zone 5 garden
Date: 2016-06-30
Location: Maryland
Date: 2015-07-03

Courtesy of Diane's Flower Seeds
Location: Maryland
Date: 2015-06-20
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-06-24
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Comments:
  • Posted by SCButtercup (Simpsonville SC - Zone 7b) on Aug 27, 2014 8:02 PM concerning plant:
    Taller, bigger flowers, and more stately than Rudbeckia fulgida. Looks great paired with Echinacea, especially Magnus, which is a similar height. Seeds need to be cold treated, so this plant is great for winter sowing.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Oct 10, 2014 6:41 PM concerning plant:
    'Indian Summer' is a favorite. With its large big yellow, dark-coned flowers, it is showy, beautiful, and charming in the garden. Long blooming from early summer to frost. Attracts butterflies. Great as a cut flower. Deer and rabbit resistant. Can be grown in containers as well as in the ground. Drought tolerant once established. Best treated as an annual, as it is a short-lived perennial.

    1995 AAS Flower Award Winner.
Plant Events from our members
Catmint20906 On June 15, 2015 Bloomed
Catmint20906 On September 2, 2014 Bloomed
seeds from Feb 2014 swap
lovesblooms On March 1, 2020 Seeds sown
winter sow
lovesblooms On February 9, 2017 Seeds sown
w/s
taterpye On August 11, 2020 Bloomed
tabbycat On May 28, 2022 Bloomed
Tall plants about 30" with 5" flowers are returning from last years plants .
tabbycat On May 26, 2021 Miscellaneous Event
2 healthy 18" plants that should bloom this summer
tabbycat On May 20, 2021 Bloomed
tabbycat On March 1, 2021 Miscellaneous Event
Freeze Feb. 15th didn't phase it so I sprinkled fertilizer pellets today
tabbycat On June 5, 2020 Bloomed
1st flower 2020
AtaMaj On April 20, 2021 Obtained plant
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