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Prairie Sun Black Eyed Susan

SKU: AM015043
per Plant - 3" Pot
Now shipping to zones 2-6.
Other zones shipping soon.
Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’ produces gorgeous daisy-like blooms from early-summer through frost. Large, 5-inch flowers bear overlapping rings of orange petals tipped in lemon-yellow and surrounding a bright green eye. Flowers stand atop tall sturdy stems perfect for cutting and attract scores of butterflies. Low maintenance and deer resistant. (Rudbeckia hirta)
key features
Botanical Name
Rudbeckia hirta Prairie Sun
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Long Bloom Time, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bloom Time
Mid summer to early fall


24-36” tall x 18-24” wide. Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’ is a biennial or short-lived perennial ideal for naturalizing in meadows, cottage gardens, and perennial borders where plants can seed freely. Plants are commonly treated as a re-seeding annual, with seed-heads left standing in fall to replenish the garden. Where volunteers are not desired, flower heads can be cut back to prevent re-seeding. Plants tolerate a wide range of soils including clay, but require adequate drainage. Rudbeckia is heat and drought tolerant, though plants bloom best with plenty of moisture. Upright stems bear small leaves above dense, basal foliage. Plants can be pinched back early in the season to increase branching. Deadheading encourages longer blooming. Flowers can be harvested for drying once fully opened.