Annual Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan)

Rudbeckia hirta

Rudbeckia hirta is a variety of black-eyed Susan that is grown as an annual or short-lived perennial. Featuring its namesake dark brown "eye" and bright, cheerful flowers, this plant makes a great addition to container gardens and landscapes. 


  • Light Needs: Full sun
  • Water Needs: Keep evenly moist in well-drained soil.
  • Bloom Season: Summer into fall
  • Height: 1 - 2 feet
  • Growth Habit: Upright
  • Feeding not necessary if planted in rich soil.