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Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta

This favorite native perennial wildflower grows in open meadows and sunny sites throughout eastern North America. The bright yellow flowers with their distinctive black eye represent the cheeriest of floral displays.

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Growth Type: 
Perennial
Color(s): 
Yellow, Black
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun and Partial Shade
Blooming History: 
July 27, 2001 to November 1, 2001June 7, 2002 to November 8, 2002June 20, 2003 to November 14, 2003June 8, 2004 to December 3, 2004June 17, 2005 to November 8, 2005June 16, 2006 to November 15, 2006June 14, 2007 to November 15, 2007June 24, 2008 to October 13, 2008June 11, 2009 to November 16, 2009June 9, 2010 to December 1, 2010June 7, 2011 to December 6, 2011June 15, 2012 to November 7, 2012July 4, 2013 to October 30, 2013June 16, 2014 to November 21, 2014May 18, 2015 to November 4, 2015June 17, 2016 to November 4, 2016June 30, 2017 to November 3, 2017May 30, 2018 to November 2, 2018June 18, 2019

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