No one knows who Susan was, but the flower is linked with “Sweet William” in an old English rhyme. This species was long thought to be native only to our midwest, spreading to both coasts after colonists and western pioneers felled the forests to allow the highly-prolific seed to spread. But recent research proves Black-Eyed Susan was indeed seen as far east as Maryland in early colonial times. There are many species of rudbeckia, many which have been hybridized into some of our most valued garden perennials. For related perennial species, see R. gloriosa.
AM013510 (1/4 Pound)
AM013509 (5 Pounds)
AM013508 (10 Pounds)
AM013507 (1 Pound)
Black Eyed Susan
|Seed Life Cycle|
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Summer to fall
|Wildflower Mix or Specie|
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Originally thought to be a native of only the North Americans plains, but now thought to be native all the way from the plains to the Atlantic coast in the mid-Atlantic states.
1/4 lb covers 5,445 sq ft.
1 lb covers 21,780 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 2.5 acres
10 lbs covers 5 acres
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Dry, Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Easy To Grow, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|