Rudbeckia hirta is a well known and important early successional native wildflower species. Classified as a biennial it frequently acts as an annual or perennial as well.
It grows from a tap rooted system and is tolerant of a wide range of soil types and moistures. Great for erosion control.
Provides excellent habitat for numerous bird species. Also is a good nectar source for numerous pollinators.
It is deer resistant and widespread across the United States and Canada.
Seed Envelopes contain approximately 0.02 ounces of seed and cover about 5 to 10 square feet.
Flower Color: Yellow
Height: 2 to 3 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Moist Soils
Bloom Time: July to September
Plant Type: Annual, Biennial, Perennial
Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators
Host Plant: Grogone Checkerspot, Bordered Patch Butterfly