Sweet Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa)

Sweet Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa)

This flower can handle clay and soils with a lot of moisture. It’s a large plant with lots of yellow flowers in late summer. Good choice for rain gardens.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Medium, Medium-Wet
Height:    5 feet
Blooms:    Aug, Sept, Oct
Color:    Yellow
Spacing:    2-3′
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators, Birds

Design Tips

Tall, prolific bloomer perfect for the middle of large rain gardens. Plant in groups or scattered throughout.

Companion Plants

Prairie Blazing Star
Meadow Blazing Star
New England Aster