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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    A cottage garden favorite, black-eyed susan features masses of ferociously yellow flowers that attract butterflies. They are incredibly hardy and tolerate a wide variety of conditions, making them ideal for naturalizing.

    Latin Name

    Rudbeckia fulgida


    Family

    Asteraceae


    Also Known As

    Perennial coneflower Orange coneflower


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    June - October


    Seasons

    Summer
    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 3'

    Uses

  • Flower Border
  • Naturalize

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Air Pollution
  • Deer
  • Drought
  • Clay Soil
  • Dry Soil
  • Shallow-Rocky Soil

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Birds
    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern North America


    History

    John Bartram of Philadelphia was selling orange coneflower in his 1770 catalog.


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