Brown-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia triloba

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Brown-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba)
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Genus:  Rudbeckia
This biennial makes a superb, self-sown companion in a mixed border or wild garden. It reaches up to 5 feet tall and exhibits a long-lasting, airy spray of small, daisy-like blossoms in yellow with purple-black centers. The flowers are beautiful in late summer bouquets. 
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Rudbeckias hail from the moist meadows and dappled woods of North America. They are suitable for mixed borders, meadows, native gardens, open woods, and large annual displays. 
Care:  Grow in average, slightly heavy but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.
Propagation:  Sow seeds in spring.
Problems:  Aphids, powdery mildew, smut, rust, Ramularia and Septoria leaf spots, snails, slugs.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Birds,
Attracts Butterflies,
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Fall,
Summer
Flower Color
Brown Flower,
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Naturalizing,
Suitable as Annual
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Annuals

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