24-30” tall x 12-18” wide. A selection of the North American native, Chim Chiminee Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia) brings rustic charm to the garden in radiant autumnal hues. Plant Chim Chiminee among grasses and perennials in mixed borders or tuck into containers. Easy to grow in any well-drained soil, plants tolerate drought once established but thrive with regular irrigation. For a longer bloom period, deadhead spent blooms regularly. Allow some late-season blooms to produce seed heads, which are lovely in dried arrangements. To harvest fresh flowers, cut stems when flowers are beginning to open. Rudbeckias commonly cloud the water in vases, add a few drops of bleach to the water to prevent this problem. Rudbeckia hirta tends to be a short-lived perennial. Reinforce the stand by allowing some flowers to develop seed for self-sowing. Allow plants to naturalize in meadows and butterfly gardens through self-seeding.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
Chim Chiminee Black-Eyed Susan
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Up to 6" flowers
|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
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|