(RUDBECKIA) Indian Summer Black Eyed Susan

(RUDBECKIA) Indian Summer Black Eyed Susan


It is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Best in moist, organically rich soils. Tolerates heat, drought and a wide range of soils except poorly-drained wet ones. eadhead spend flowers to encourage additional bloom and/or to prevent any unwanted self-seeding. Whether or not plants survive from one year to the next, they freely self-seed and will usually remain in the garden through self-seeding.


    Zone: 3 to 7

    Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet

    Spread: 1.00 to 2.00 feet

    Bloom Time: June to frost

    Bloom Description: Bright yellow rays and purplish-brown center disks

    Sun: Full sun

    Water: Medium

    Maintenance: Low

    Suggested Use: Annual, Naturalize

    Flower: Showy

    Attracts: Butterflies

    Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Clay Soil


    Borders. Annual beds. Cottage gardens. Wild gardens. Meadows. Groups or mass plantings. Good cut flower.


    Plants of Merit are plants selected for their outstanding quality and dependable performance for the lower Midwest. They grow consistently well. 


    Plants of Merit Selection Criteria

    •Easy to grow and maintain
    •Not known to be invasive in our area
    •Resistant or tolerant to diseases and insects
    •Has outstanding ornamental value
    •Reasonably available to purchase


    No serious insect or disease problems. Susceptible to powdery mildew. Watch for slugs and snails on young plants. Can self-seed freely.


    Products can not be shipped.  For local delivery and installation only.



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