The classic Black Eyed Susan, with yellow flowers and a short black cone. Short-lived but seeds abundantly, almost too much in gardens. Great for prairie seedings where it blooms quickly and can compete with weeds.
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture: Medium, Dry
Height: 2 feet
Blooms: June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct
Benefits: Butterflies, Pollinators, Birds, Deer Resistant
The common Black Eyed Susan is a vigorous, short-lived biennial that spreads everywhere by seed–making it a difficult plant to deal with in gardens (but a perfect plant for seeded prairie restorations). Orange Coneflower is a much better choice for gardens, being tamer and longer lived.