Black Eyed Susan
This quick growing and fast blooming wildflower is a North American Classic. Rudbeckia hirta is an upright, clump-forming biennial which typically grows 2-3' tall. Features large, daisy-like flowers (3-4" across) with deep yellow rays and dark brownish-black center disks. Flowers appear singly on stiff, branching stems in a prolific, long-lasting, mid-summer-to-fall bloom. Very attractive to butterflies and reseeds nicely.
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates hot and humid summers and drought. Tolerates light shade, but best in full sun.