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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    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

    Annual

    Bloom Season

    July - September


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Drought
  • Dry Soil

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    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.


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