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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


Rudbeckia hirta origin map

Plant Care

Sun: Full sun

Water: Moderate, well drained

Soil: Sandy to Clay

Drought Tolerant: Moderate


Cited Sources

  1. 1.
    Rudbeckia hirta. USDA. Accessed March 27, 2020.
  2. 2.
    Native Plants for Northern Virginia. Plant Nova Natives.—FINAL?bidId=. Accessed March 20, 2020.
  3. 3.
    Rudbeckia hirta. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed March 27, 2020.
  4. 4.
    Rudbeckia hirta. NC State University. Accessed March 27, 2020.

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