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Rudbeckia hirta (Brown-Eyes Susan)

$ 2.98
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Rudbeckia hirta is a cheerful biennial  or short-lived perennial that re-seeds easily. Birds enjoy the seeds and pollinators frequent the plants for nectar. It is also a host plant for Bordered Patch and Gorgone Checkerspot butterflies. The blooms last longer if protected from the hot afternoon sun. Rudbeckia hirta prefers well-draining soil.

Rudbeckia hirta fits in well in the meadow, wildflower and cottage gardens, perennial beds, micro-prairies, and naturalized areas.


AT A GLANCE

Texas native Yes
Water use Medium
Sun exposure Full to part sun
Bloom color Yellow
Bloom time Summer
Mature height 1-3 ft
Mature spread 1-2 ft
Attracts Butterflies, birds
Host plant Bordered Patch and Gorgone Checkerspot butterflies
Deer resistant Yes

 

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