Rudbeckia triloba, Brown-Eyed Susan
An easy to grow Missouri native plant, Brown-Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia triloba, delights us with sunny yellow, daisies. You won’t feel guilty cutting their joyful flowers, as they are prolific bloomers, producing armloads of flowers from July into October. Tolerant of deer, drought and bad soil. A good choice for naturalized gardens. Mix it with fall blooming Asters and ornamental grasses for a luscious display.
An important food source, it feeds butterflies and hummingbirds and other pollinators with its nectar, then in fall and winter birds with its seeds. Expect to see Goldfinches, Chickadees, Cardinals, Nuthatches, Sparrows, and other birds enjoying its abundant harvest.
Plant in full sun to light shade in average, well-drained soil. Although a biennial or short lived perennial they freely self-seed for years of flowers.