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Rudbeckia Triloba- Brown Eyed Susan

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The brown-eyed Susan wildflower, or rudbeckia triloba, grows in the Mid-Eastern United States. This lovely yellow, daisy-like flower with the brown center reaches a height of from two feet to three feet tall and about one and one half feet wide.

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Rudbeckia Triloba- Brown Eyed Susan

The brown-eyed Susan wildflower, or rudbeckia triloba, grows in the Mid-Eastern United States. This lovely yellow, daisy-like flower with the brown center reaches a height of from two feet to three feet tall and about one and one half feet wide. This showy plant is a member of the aster family. The flower is a short-lived perennial or a biennial that blooms from July through October. Butterflies remain attracted to these stunning flowers, while deer avoid them. This brown-eyed Susan can be found from New England east to Minnesota, and as far south as Georgia in sunny fields and meadows. Growing Conditions for Rudbeckia Triloba The Brown-eyed Susan plant prefers full sun and has a standard water requirement. It is not particular about other aspects of soil such as pH levels but prefers fertile, well-drained soils. The Rudbeckia triloba plant doesn’t have a long life as a plant, but it readily self-seeds, perpetuating the showy flowers from season to season. In the wild, the brown-eyed Susan grows by streams, along roadsides, or at the bases of bluffs. It grows in Zones four through eight. Rudbeckia triloba remains a sturdy, disease-free plant with few insects or diseases that bother it very much. Young plants may be disturbed by snails and slugs. Occasionally the brown-eyed Susan has issues with powdery mildew. Description of Rudbeckia Triloba The brown-eyed Susan plant produces yellow to orange daisy-like flowers with brownish-purple centers. It has hairy stems and thin leaves. The plant produces many flowers on its branching stems. This flower is called triloba due to having three-lobed leaves at the base of the plant. The leaves are roughly textured, thin, and oval shaped. Rudbeckia Triloba and Wildlife Butterflies love this stunning flower, while deer avoid the plant. Birds also enjoy eating the seeds of the brown-eyed Susan.