More Information About Rudbeckia
No garden is complete without at least one rudbeckia. The ubiquitous, perennial Rudbeckia fulgida and annual/biennial Rudbeckia hirta are the only species that most people know. We hope to change that by offering lesser-known Rudbeckia species such as the 7' tall, powder-blue-leaved, Rudbeckia maxima.
Rudbeckia (Black Eyed Susan) Growing Conditions
Black Eyed Susan is a tough summer-flowering perennial wildflower that likes sun, heat, and humidity. It is a tough, low maintenance plant which makes it perfect for rain gardens. Where happy, it spreads into a slowly widening clump that gets more floriferous each year. Rudbeckia flowers attract butterflies and the seed heads are a favorite of goldfinches. Some species are moisture lovers, and some are drought-tolerant. These are definitely "gotta have it" plants for the perennial garden.