- Common Name(s):
- Black-eyed Susan, Gloriosa daisy
- Sonara, Indian Summer
- Annuals, Perennials, Wildflowers
A 2 – 3 foot stiff, upright annual or short lived perennial native to the eastern United States, but has become endemic throughout North America. The characteristic brown, domed center is surrounded by bright yellow ray florets. This is a true sunshine worshipper that forgives neglect and has moderate drought tolerance.
The trick to growing black-eyed Susan is to give it full sun in decent soil. Moderate fertility will give you the best flower show so avoid the edges of lawns where lawn fertilizer will provide excess nitrogen.
- Summer, fall
- Sun to partial shade
- Orange; red; yellow
- 2-3 ft.
- 8 to 10 in.
- 2 to 7 in. lance-shaped leaves with untoothed or indistinctly toothed margins; lower leaves are larger and taper into long stalks; simple or limited-branching stem; roughish hairy plant
- 2 to 4 in. flower head with 10 to 20 bright orange-yellow rays; dark purplish brown egg-shaped disk
- Average, well-drained soil; sun to partial shade; found in fields and along banks and roadsides
- Life Cycle:
- Annual, biennial or perennial
NCCES plant id: 130