Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rudbeckia (rud-BEK-ee-a) (Info)
Species: hirta var. pulcherrima



Foliage Color:

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


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Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall


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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


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

Boise, Idaho

Divernon, Illinois

Brookville, Kansas

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Annapolis, Maryland

Coloma, Michigan

Piqua, Ohio

Enid, Oklahoma

Hugo, Oklahoma

Warwick, Rhode Island

Greenville, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Petersburg, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.