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Bolivar Naturally

Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susan
Black-eyed Susans with monarch butterfly

Wanda Smith

Rudbeckia hirta

Family: (Asteraceae) Sunflower

Habitat: Moist fields and prairies

Height: 1-3 ft

Bloom Period: June - October

Description: Annual to short-lived perennial. Black-eyed Susans like moist soil. They bloom well in sun and partial-shade. They are a very attractive garden plant where they provide masses of color for several months.

The Wildlife Connection: Excellent nectar source for butterflies and bees. The seeds are a great food source for sparrows, buntings, and other seed-eaters.

Propagation Tips: Plants reseed on their own.