Deep-yellow, daisy-like flowers on 2 1/2-foot stems make Rudbeckia a showy, summer-blooming perennial (meaning it grows back year after year) for the sunny garden. This plant tolerates drought and a little salt and will also grow in dry to moist soils but prefers a well-drained/loamy, sandy or clay soil. Cut off old flower stems at their base using bypass pruners; this will encourage more flowers. Trim off old leaves in early spring using bypass pruners. Companion plants include: Coneflower, Pennisetum, and Russian Sage.
- Common Name: Black Eyed Susan
- Zone: 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
- Bloom: Summer | Late Summer | Early Fall | Fall
- Growth: 12-18 Inches
- Exposure: Full Sun | Partial Sun | Partial Shade
- Water: Average