This native perennial (sometimes biennial) deserves a place in any sunny landscape. A very versatile plant, it will grow in dry to wet soils in prairies, roadsides and woodland edges.
The bright yellow-orange flowers open in late June, continuing to flower and often rebloom into the fall months.
The whole flower is two - three inches in width making it extremely showy.
In our landscape, Black-Eyed Susans are short-lived but they do readily reseed themselves so we always have some. If you plan to add this native to your landscape, it works well to buy seed because Black-Eyed Susans will often flower the same year as seed is sown.
Read more about this Blister Beetle's lifecycle here.
Black-Eyed Susans are native to central and eastern North America. See map for range.
|Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP).
2011. North American Plant Atlas. Chapel Hill, N.C.