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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Brown-eyed Susans form masses of bright gold flowers above dark green foliage. It will flop without a midseason trim to keep it from getting too tall. It is ideal for naturalizing because it reseeds readily.

    Latin Name

    Rudbeckia triloba


    Family

    Asteraceae


    Also Known As

    Thin-leaved Coneflower Three-leaved Coneflower


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    July - October


    Seasons

    Fall
    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 5'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Flower Border
  • Naturalize

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Drought

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Birds
    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Central United States


    History

    The plantsman John Bartram sold Brown-eyed Susans in his catalog in 1770.


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