18-30” tall x 12-16” wide. Bees and butterflies adore the nectar-rich blooms of Cherokee Sunset Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), while gardeners delight in how easy this plant is to grow. Drought and salt-tolerant, Cherokee Sunset makes gardening a breeze in even the most challenging landscapes. Plant in any well-drained soil for weeks of color. Plants bloom best when given ample moisture. Rudbeckia are mainstays of the prairie landscape and pair naturally with native grasses and perennials. Try naturalizing in meadows and prairies plantings, or plant as a focal point in containers. Cherokee Sunset also makes a lovely cut flower and the seed heads are used in dried arrangements. Plants benefit from deadheading to prolong flowering. Reinforce the stand by allowing some flowers to develop seed for self-sowing.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
Cherokee Sunset Black-Eyed Susan
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Mid summer to mid fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Stems and oval leaves are covered with rough textured hairs.
Clay Soil, Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Dry, Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Great For Mass Plantings
All American Selections winner 2002. Fleuroselect winner.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Toxic to livestock in large amounts.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|