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 are a deer-resistant choice for your landscaping. The more colorful Gloriosa Daisy was developed from the Black-Eyed Susan in the 1950’s.

*Wholesale pricing is available on orders of 3 pounds or more of this seed. Minimum order for wholesale pricing is $100.  If interested, please contact us for more information.

Purchasing Options PriceQuantity
Small Packet $2.50

Covers approximately 10 square feet.

10 Gram $3.00

Covers approximately 150 square feet.

1/4 Pound $12.00

Covers approximately 5,450 square feet.

1 Pound $30.75

Covers approximately 21780 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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