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Rudbeckia hirta (Blackeyed Susan)

Scientific name: Rudbeckia hirta

Common names: Blackeyed Susan

Family: Asteraceae

Origin: Eastern North America

Height: 2 to 4 feet

Spread: 1 to 2 feet

Zones: 3 through 7

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Rudbeckia hirta origin map

Plant Care

Sun: Full sun

Water: Moderate, well drained

Soil: Sandy to Clay

Drought Tolerant: Moderate

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Cited Sources

  1. 1.
    Rudbeckia hirta. USDA. https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=RUHI2. Accessed March 27, 2020.
  2. 2.
    Native Plants for Northern Virginia. Plant Nova Natives. https://www.novaregion.org/DocumentCenter/View/10615/Northern-Virginia-Native-Plant-Guide—FINAL?bidId=. Accessed March 20, 2020.
  3. 3.
    Rudbeckia hirta. Missouri Botanical Garden. https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=277225. Accessed March 27, 2020.
  4. 4.
    Rudbeckia hirta. NC State University. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/rudbeckia-hirta/. Accessed March 27, 2020.

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