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Black Eyed Susan Sonora

No longer available this season.
Sonora is a new Black Eyed Susan with large bi-colored flowers and dark reddish sunburst center. (Rudbeckia hirta)
key features
Botanical Name
Rudbeckia hirta
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Bloom Time
Mid summer to early fall


This new hybrid looks a lot like the famous Gloriosa Daisy which is usually grown from seed. (We have the seed in our Wildflower Seed Dept.) However, this perennial is longer-lived than the seed-sown type (The ones from seed rarely last more than a couple of seasons.) , and all the flowers with this plant will be the same--all with the attractive dark reddish center. (The seed sown Gloriosas range from solid gold to various bi-colors and even double forms.) These new hybrids, which grow to about three feet tall, make wonderful color for your summer garden.