Sahara Black-Eyed Susan brings elegant, antique hues to a long-time garden favorite. Large, mostly double flowers bloom dusty rose, copper, amber, and russet against a dark chocolate eye for soft color and loads of texture. Blooming midsummer through fall, collect handfuls for showy autumn bouquets. Velvety blooms attract a diversity of wildlife, from pollinators to songbirds. Grow as a perennial in zones 9-10, it’s a self-seeding annual in cooler zones. (Rudbeckia hirta)
18-24” tall x 12-18” wide. A classic bloom in vintage hues, Sahara Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) is stunning massed in borders and butterfly gardens. The soft colors also lend themselves to more formal settings and bring romance to any garden. Commonly grown as an annual, this short-lived perennial is easy to grow in any well-drained soil. To ensure a stand year after year, allow some late-season flowers to develop seed for self-sowing. Plants naturalize well in meadows and cottage gardens through self-seeding. Autumn seed heads also provide beauty into the winter months and are often used in dried flower arrangements. Fresh blooms can be harvested as cut flowers when blooms are beginning to open. Rudbeckias commonly cloud the water in vases, add a few drops of bleach to the water to prevent this problem and extend vase life.
Item Package Size
Plant - 3" Pot
Sahara 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
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