Brown Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba)

Brown Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba)

Brown Eyed Susan blooms in late summer, well into fall. Loads of small yellow flowers cover this plant, attracting pollinators for many months. Can handle more shade than other types of Black Eyed Susans.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Medium
Height:    4 feet
Blooms:    Aug, Sept, Oct
Color:    Yellow
Spacing:    1-3′
Zones:    3-9
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators

Design Tips

Because Brown Eyed Susan can handle a fair amount of shade, Brown Eyed Susan is a good choice for rain gardens or shoreline restorations near trees. It can spread quickly by seed, so consider this when planting it in a garden.

Companion Plants

Rough Blazing Star
Royal Catchfly
Little Bluestem