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Rudbeckia - triloba / black-eyed susan

    Rudbeckia - triloba / black-eyed susan


    Rudbeckia triloba is a delightful perennial plant that is native to North America. Commonly known as Brown-Eyed Susan or Thin-Leaved Coneflower, it is a member of the Asteraceae family. This plant has a distinct and showy appearance that is sure to impress any gardener. The stem and leaves are covered with rough hairs, and it produces a mass of yellow flowers with a prominent dark center that blooms throughout summer and fall.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 60-120 cm (24-48 in)
    • Spread: 30-60 cm (12-24 in)
    • Flower color: Yellow with a dark center
    • Flowering period: June to October
    • Foliage: Oblong, deeply lobed leaves with rough hairs
    • Sunlight requirements: Full sun to partial shade
    • Soil requirements: Well-drained, moist soil, pH level 6.0 to 7.5
    • Hardiness Zone: 3

    Rudbeckia triloba is perfect for mass plantings, mixed borders, or as a focal point in a garden. It is also suitable for wildflower meadows, cottage gardens, and prairie gardens. Brown-Eyed Susan attracts a variety of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, making it an excellent addition to any wildlife garden.

    This plant is low maintenance, drought tolerant, and pest-resistant, making it perfect for beginner gardeners. Brown-Eyed Susan is a hardy perennial that will provide long-lasting, bright yellow blooms for months on end. It is also deer resistant, making it a great choice for gardens in areas with high deer populations.

    Companion Plants:

    • Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' - pairs well with Rudbeckia triloba due to its similar growth habit and complementary flower colors.
    • Achillea millefolium 'Moonshine' - pairs well with Rudbeckia triloba due to its similar growth habit and complementary yellow flower color.
    • Sedum 'Autumn Joy' - pairs well with Rudbeckia triloba due to its similar growth habit and complementary late season interest.

    Care Instructions:
    Rudbeckia triloba is a low-maintenance plant that requires little care once established. It prefers well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep root system, then reduce watering frequency. Deadhead regularly to encourage prolonged blooming. Cut back the plants in the fall to promote new growth in the spring.

    Final Thoughts:
    Rudbeckia triloba is a classic, easy-to-grow perennial that will add color and charm to any garden. With its long-lasting, bright yellow blooms and hardy nature, it is a great choice for novice and experienced gardeners alike. It is also an important plant for supporting local wildlife, making it a valuable addition to any garden.