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Black-Eyed Susan


The Black-Eyed Susan is a native flower that prefers full sun but can also tolerate shaded areas.  When planted in a location that provides more shade, this flower can grow, but it will not produce large blooms and the plants may become long and leggy.  Black-Eyed Susan can flourish in almost any kind of soil, as long as it is well-drained.  It is an easily grown flower that will often reseed itself, if the seeds make direct contact with the soil.  The Black-Eyed Susan is very drought resistant and makes an exceptional cut flower.  In warmer climates, Black-Eyed Susan acts as an annual, while in cooler climates it acts as a perennial.  In zones 7-10, it can be fall planted.  This flower is a late summer bloomer, typically coming into bloom between the end July and the end of August.  Early spring blooms are not common with the Black-Eyed Susan. Black-Eyed Susan is a deer-resistant choice for your landscaping.  The more colorful Gloriosa Daisy was developed from the Black-Eyed Susan in the 1950’s.

The broadcast rate for seeding is 4 – 5 pounds per acre.

The seed drill rate for seeding in rows is 2 pounds per acre.

Purchasing Options PriceQuantity
Small Packet $2.50

Covers approximately 5 square feet.

10 Gram $3.00

Covers approximately 480 square feet.

1/4 Pound $12.00

Covers approximately 5,445 square feet.

1 Pound $30.75

Covers approximately 21,780 square feet.

Scientific Name

Rudbeckia hirta

Product Type

Native Flower







Light Requirement

Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

Germination Time

7-30 days

Weeks to Bloom

4 to 6 weeks


3 to 9


North American Native species

Planting Season

Early Spring, Fall

Bloom Season


Seeds Per Pound



Nectar, Pollen


Native Bees, Short Tongue Bees

Seeding Rate (lb./acre)



Can be fall planted in zones 7-10, Deer-resistant, In warmer climates it acts as an annual, while in cooler climates it acts as a perennial

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