Frog on Black-Eyed Susan

Beautiful Black-Eyed Susans

The beauty of Black-Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia) is hard to overstate. Reliable and quick to establish, these beautiful perennials attract birds, butterflies, and bees. The bright golden yellow flowers have black or brown centers and make a bold color statement in the garden from midsummer to fall.

Black-Eyed Susans are versatile when it comes to placement because they are just as useful in pollinator gardens and wildflower plantings as they are in formal landscapes. They tolerate some shade too, so they’re great for transitions between sunny and shady plantings. What’s more, Rudbeckia makes an excellent cut flower.

Black-Eyed Susans We Love

American Gold Rush is an improvement on classic Rudbeckia. The foliage boasts improved disease resistance and narrower leaves that stay clean throughout the season. The pale green leaves are slightly fuzzy and make a lovely backdrop for the riotous flower show from midsummer to fall. Their bright yellow flowers look stunning with purples, reds, oranges, and whites. 

Little Goldstar is a more compact variety of the classic Black-Eyed Susan. A blanket of cheerful yellow flowers tops dark green foliage from midsummer to fall. The smaller size makes it great for tighter spaces that need a pop of yellow. Try Little Goldstar with Liatris, Echinacea, and Asters for a beautiful show.

Prairie Glow features bright red-orange flowers with yellow margins above a basal rosette of three lobed foliage. The small flowers dot the landscape with cheery color and they look great with grasses, purple coneflowers, sneezeweed, and other prairie plants. Prairie Glow is easy to grow and great for naturalizing!