Rudbeckia is in many ways similar to its relative, the black-eyed Susan. See more pictures of perennial flowers.

Rudbeckia thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. A country garden favorite, It is a strong perennial that is easy to care for.

As a relative of the black-eyed Susan, rudbeckia may be grown in much the same way as its better-known cousin.


These 3-5 feet plants, which bloom from July to September, have golden-petaled flowers with dark, raised centers. They are very good for cutting.

Rudbeckia Quick Facts:

Scientific Name: Rudbeckia nitida

Common Name: Rudbeckia

Type of Plant: Perennial

Growing Zones for Rudbeckia: Hardy to zone 4

Growing Conditions for Rudbeckia: Full sun, well-drained soil

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