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Rudbeckia triloba

Common Name(s):
Brown-Eyed Susan
Categories:
Groundcover, Native Plants, Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

Brown-Eyed Susan is a herbaceous perennial that grows to 3 to 5 feet. Leaves are 2 o 4 inches long and often have 3 lobes. In late summer through fall, 2 to 3 inch yellow flowers with a dark purple-brown center disk mature. A rosette of leaves that originate at the base of the stem persists through the winter, creating an attractive winter ground cover. Makes an excellent cut flower.

Regions: Mountains, Piedmont

Seasons of Interest:

     Leaves: Winter; Bloom: Late summer, fall; Fruit/Seed/Nut: Fall

Wildlife Value: Butterflies nectar at the blooms. Songbirds, especially American Goldfinches, eat the seeds in the fall.  Moderately deer resistant. 

 

Going Native Profile 

Cut Flower Profile

Season:
late summer, Fall
Light:
Sun
Height:
3-5 ft
Flower Color:
Yellow, dark purple-brown center
Foliage:
Leaves are 2 to 4 inches long and often have 3 lobes, deciduous
Flower:
Blooms late summer through fall, 2- to 3-inch, yellow flowers with a dark brown center. Many flowers per stem.
Habit:
Upright
Site:
Soils moist to dry, full sun to partial shade.
Exposure:
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Life Cycle:
biennial
Tags:
cpp, summer, drought tolerant, cut flower, yellow, winter interest

NCCES plant id: 2828

Rudbeckia triloba Flowers
UGA College of Ag & Environmenal Sciences, CC BY-NC-2.0
Rudbeckia triloba Flower
Anita Gould, CC BY-NC-2.0
Rudbeckia triloba Form
dbarronoss, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Rudbeckia triloba Rudbeckia triloba
Eleanor, CC BY-NC-2.0
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Debbie Roos