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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
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Well Draining, Dry, Average
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
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.