Black eyed Susan
Rudbeckia hirta

Black Eyed Susan

The three inch wide flowers of this clumping wildflower are seen throughout the summer across the U.S.

Black eyed susan is found along roadsides and other areas with rich, moist soil.  It is thought that this plant has spread past it’s normal range by hitching a ride in “honey apples.”  I have found it to be more abundant in areas near horse trails.

Black eyed susan is good for nine months or more in the garden and often reseeds in rich soil.

It makes a good mix with blue eyed grass, iris, spiderwort, sunshine mimosa, coreopsis, Florida spiderlily and Tampa verbena.