The Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) is an upright annual or short-lived perennial native to eastern United States. Excellent cut flower, with a vase life of six to ten days. Flower has bright yellow ray florets with brown-domed center. Plants fit well in an herbaceous border or naturalized area.
A widely used plant that everyone recognizes as the mainstay in wildflower plantings. Easy to grow plants will begin to colonize and slowly spread. Very drought tolerant and will grow in many soils under low fertility.