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Biennial Black-eyed Susan
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.