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But this one is unique. Growing only from 2 to 5 ft. (Some are much taller.) R. subtomentosa has beautiful golden flowers like the others, but the blooms also have a sweet scent of anise. That's why another common name for this Rudbeckia is "Sweet Coneflower." It's a wonderful plant for a wild garden collection.
|Common Name||Sweet Black Eyed Susan|
|Botanical Name||Rudbeckia subtomentosa|
|Seed Life Cycle||Perennials|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade|
|Mature Height||36-60 inches tall|
|Bloom Time||Mid summer to fall|
|Coverage||covers 50 square feet|
|Seeds Per Pound||688,000|
|Seeds Per Packet||150|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil|
|Native To||North America|
|Native To||Central United States|
|Ideal Region||Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Canada||Yes|
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