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Prairie Glow Black Eyed Susan

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Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Glow’ illuminates the garden with burnt orange blooms tipped in golden yellow. Petals surround a dark chocolate eye beloved by native bees and butterflies. Goldfinches and other songbirds will flock to plants in autumn to feed on seed heads. Long-lasting blooms stand atop burgundy stems and are excellent cut or dried. (Rudbeckia triloba)

Zones 4 - 8
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 36-48" tall, 12-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid summer to early fall
Size Plant - 2.5" pot

Plant Information

36-48" tall x 12-24" wide. Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Glow’(also known as Brown Eyed Susan) produces masses of blooms from late summer to fall on sturdy, heavily-branched stems that tower at the back of perennial beds and butterfly gardens. Stunning when planted in mass. Plants are bushy but upright, with bright green foliage that provides season-long color. Plants are considered short-lived perennials and are often treated as a self-seeding annual. Naturalize in meadows or borders by leaving seed heads intact, or deadhead to prevent self-sowing. Removing the first flush of blooms will increase flower production over the fall season. Plants are fast growing and require little care. Plant in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Plants are drought tolerant once established. Deer tend to leave rudbeckia alone in favor of tastier foods.
Common Name Prairie Glow Black Eyed Susan, Brown Eyed Susan
Botanical Name Rudbeckia triloba Prairie Glow
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Flower Size 5" Flowers
Mature Height 36-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-24" wide
Growth Rate Medium
Bloom Time Mid summer to early fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Native, Extended Blooms, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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