rudbeckia fulgida


Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia)

rudbeckia black eyed susans

Black-eyed Susans are so floriferous and distinctive that they are easily recognized by gardeners in the Northern Hemisphere. Their broad branched clumps of golden daisies with brown cones are long-blooming, offering a late summer, constant color intensity that cannot be equaled by any other flower. Rudbeckias are native, easy-care perennials and not fussy, thriving in whatever soil they happen to be planted in. They also make beautiful cut flowers. There is no mistaking Rudbeckia fulgida (also known as “orange coneflower” or “perennial coneflower”) for another perennial, with one exception. Its close relative, Gloriosa Daisies, Rudbeckia hirta (which are also called by the common name Black-eyed Susans) are not perennials but annuals, or...