Rudbeckia, or Black-eyed Susans have been in flower gardens for years, but new varieties keep this flower interesting and a must grow. For a perennial favorite, Rudbeckia hirta is the classic bright yellow flower with a chocolate center. Other great varieties that I grow as an annual are ‘prairie sun’ (with the yellow-green eye), ‘triloba’ (with multiple small black-eyed yellow flowers–this one reseeds easily) and ‘Sahara,’ which throws all kinds of muddy peach, brown and burgundy colors. It’s great for fall, but with so many color variations I find myself using it all summer.
Rudbeckia, or Black-eyed Susans have been in flower gardens for years, but new varieties keep this flower interesting and a must grow. For a perennial favorite, Rudbeckia hirta is the classic bright yellow flower with a chocolate center. Other great varieties that I grow as an annual are ‘prairie sun’ (with the yellow-green eye), ‘triloba’ (with multiple small black-eyed yellow flowers–this one reseeds easily) and ‘Sahara,’ which throws all kinds of muddy peach, brown and burgundy colors. It’s great for fall, but with so many color variations I find myself using it all summer.

Flower Facts

SEASON

summer, fall

COLORS

yellow, brown, peach, burgundy

COMPANIONS

mint, marigold, zinnias, cosmos, scented geranium, roses, mums, sunflowers, ornamental grasses

GALLERY

Be inspired with bouquets and arrangements that feature the Rudbeckia

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