Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Biennial Black-eyed Susan

Biennial Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta

Full to part sun, moderately wet to dry moisture level, all soils except coarse rocky soil, slightly acid to neutral pH.  3-4 ft. height, blooms in summer, yellow flowers, re-seeds readily.

Germination Code:  C(30)

Native Region:  Middle and East Tennessee, lightly in West Tennessee

May be annual, biennial or short-lived perennial.  Plant can become a pest by re-seeding but does put on a striking floral display.  Not as attractive as many of the other rudbeckias. Native to prairies, plains, meadows, pastures, savannahs, and woodland edges. Attracts birds and butterflies.

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