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Black-eyed susan

Rudbeckia serotina

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rudbeckia (rud-BEK-ee-a) (Info)
Species: serotina (se-roh-TEE-nuh) (Info)




Foliage Color:

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Where to Grow:

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


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Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer


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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

, (2 reports)

Escondido, California

New Castle, Delaware

Hollywood, Florida

Yale, Iowa

Garden City, Kansas

Olathe, Kansas

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Fort George G Meade, Maryland

Oakland, Maryland

Arlington, Massachusetts

Plainwell, Michigan

Reno, Nevada

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Canton, Ohio

Cincinnati, Ohio

Madison, Ohio

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Whitehall, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 15, 2013, Chillybean from Near Central, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:

We bought some last year, desiring to replace many of our plants and flowers with natives. They bloomed beautifully then and are coming back again this year. I have such a hard time getting anything to grow, that I will give any small success a positive rating.

We planted these on the north side of the house, and it gets partial shade. They seem to do nicely in that area.


On Nov 16, 2009, barb1234 from Escondido, CA wrote:

My first time with this plant.[purchased at Lowes] Get many comments from folks who pass my yard. Easy to grow and low water needs plus good looks. A+ for SoCalif.


On Nov 15, 2009, nepenthes_guy from Reno, NV wrote:

This plant is extrmely hardy. I live in Reno,Nevada,and deer are everywhere. Suprisingly, the deer did not have any interest in it. The flowers are big with a black center, and yellow petals.