Black Eyed Susan - Showy (Rudbeckia fulgida)
A butterfly favorite with a mid-summer-to-fall bloom time that can be prolonged by removing spent blossoms (dead-heading). The large, daisy-like flowers have yellow-orange rays and purple-brown centers. Plants remain in a mounded-profile and can form colonies in large plantings on sunny sites with medium-dry to medium-wet soil, although consistent moisture and good circulation seem to be preferred in the establishment years.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry
Height - 3 feet
Bloom Time - July, August, September
Bloom Color - Orange
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.