Showy Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa)

Showy Black-Eyed Susan

  • Vibrant and stunning
  • Attracts butterflies, birds, bees, and other pollinators
  • Hearty and easy to care for

If you’re looking to add vibrancy and sunshine to your garden, the Showy- Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida speciosa) is sure to be the pop of color and excitement you need. Once you experience the color this will bring to your garden, you’ll understand how it earned its descriptive common name.

These sunburst blossoms are one of the most celebrated American wildflowers due to their lovely color and heartiness. This brilliant perennial will light up with blooms from summer to fall. And they’re easy to grow for gardeners of all experience levels.

Plant the Showy Black-Eyed Susan in a well-drained area along your garden’s border, or plant it in your wildflower or butterfly garden. It grows best in full sun and can tolerate heat and drought, once established.

This is sure to not just attract your attention and admiration, but you will also find this plant is a favorite among butterflies, bees, birds, along with other wildlife and pollinators. Birds love these seeds! By attracting these creatures, you are sure to improve your garden and your local ecology.

This black-eyed beauty is a symbol of the American landscape with its iconic yellow that is sure to bring warmth to your garden. It’s often found in short prairies, open woods, fields, and roadsides. It’s sure to fit in well with your other wildflowers or prairie plants.

The full, rich, leafy green foliage is a lovely backdrop to the bursts of yellow and would make an excellent impression as a border to a path or along a retaining wall. And if left to seed, this will likely return on its own from self-seeding after winter has passed. Of course, you can always deadhead the spent blooms to prevent self-seeding and promote additional blooms.

Be sure to plant it in well-drained soil for best performance. This hearty plant grows well in many regions, and at times, a little “too well.” Nature Hills uses the Plant Sentry™ system to abide by all local, state, and federal regulations for plants that can become invasive in your region.

Bring a bit of excitement to your garden and order this delightful butterfly favorite today!

Showy Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa) Details

Common name Showy Black-Eyed Susan
Botanical name Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa
Hardiness zone 3-7
Growth rate Fast
Height 2 - 3 ft.
Width 18 - 24 "
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium to Low
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Flower color Yellow
Leaf color Perennial