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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    This large-flowered, cheerful plant is perfect for dry, difficult spots. It self-sows readily in variations of orange, yellow, and gold.

    Latin Name

    Rudbeckia hirta


    Family

    Asteraceae


    Also Known As

    Black-eyed Susan


    Type of Plant

    Annuals

    Bloom Season

    July - September


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tolerances

  • Deer
  • Drought
  • Dry Soil

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies
    Birds

    Colors


    Native Range

    Central United States


    History

    In 1714, at the beginning of the naturalistic gardening craze, this American native was introduced to European gardens.


    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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