Rudbeckia hirta, Black Eyed Susan



A prairie staple, R. hirta, is highly attractive to many pollinators but especially butterflies. They are also host plants to pearl crescent butterflies. Deer also love to forage on black eyed susan as well.

  • Listing ID: 1197
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 2-3
  • Stratification: 30 days cold moist stratification required
  • Bloom Time: June-August
  • Duration: Biennial
  • Sunlight Exposure: Partial shade to full sun
  • Family: Asteraceae (Aster)
  • Latin Name: Rudbeckia hirta
  • Common Name: Black-eyed Susan
  • Eco-Region: 251, 255