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- Plant Name- Botanical Name - Black Eye Susan - Rudbeckia hirta Hardy Planting Zones- 3-9 Sun or Shade – Full Sun and Part Sun Mature Height - 12-36" Mature Width- 12-18" Bloom Season – Summer and Fall (June to October) Gardener Status- Beginner
Black Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia Hirta
Black-eyed Susan flowers are black or brown in the center, with golden petals. Sometimes the petals are orange, brown, or red. The leaves are a deep green. Like I said Susan’s bloom when fall is near. They last for weeks at the end of summer. There are perennials and annuals versions. They grow 2128 feet in height. The width is typically 1 1/2 to 3 feet wide. They are low maintenance. Like I said Susan are set for 3 to 11 hardy planting zones.
Black Eyed Susan plants can often be used in treating symptoms of the common cold such as coughing and nasal decongestion. It is transformed into a tea and helps these conditions a lot. The root can also be used to get the body cleansed of parasite worms. When this plant is crushed and made into a soothing wash, it can also be used to treat snake bites in the wild.The summery feel is enhanced by the dark cone center. They stand on a stiff, hairy, green stem. The leaves feature an oval shape with visible veins. Each stem holds a single flower. They are known to attract birds and other wildlife and grow in colonies. Black-eyed Susans look similar to daisies and are members of the sunflower family. They get their name from the black spot found in the center of their petaled golden-yellow blooms and are famous for their beauty when growing wild, as landscape borders and in containers. They are commonly called wildflowers because they are known to grow wild. In gardens, they attract beneficial pollinators, including bees and butterflies. Their attractive blooms add a refreshing burst of vivid color to any flower bed. They are versatile, drought resistant and grow well in full sunshine. Another benefit to the specimen is ease of growing; they don't demand constant care and attention. Black-eyed Susans have a long flowering season from June through October. Most landscapes will benefit from adding these small, yellow bloomed flowers.