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Cherokee Sunset Black-Eyed Susan

SKU: AM017329
per Plant - 3" Pot
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Cherokee Sunset Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia) casts an autumn glow across the garden with large double and semi-double blooms burning in radiant yellow, orange, and copper hues. A dark mahogany center and chocolate brown eye accent the warm tones. Sturdy, upright stems and bright green foliage resist deer and rabbit browsing. An award-winning beauty for season-long color. Easy-to-grow self-seeding annual in cooler zones. (Rudbeckia hirta)
key features
Botanical Name
Rudbeckia hirta
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers, Mass Plantings, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
18-30" tall
Mature Spread
12-16" wide
Bloom Time
Mid summer to mid fall


18-30” tall x 12-16” wide. Bees and butterflies adore the nectar-rich blooms of Cherokee Sunset Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), while gardeners delight in how easy this plant is to grow. Drought and salt-tolerant, Cherokee Sunset makes gardening a breeze in even the most challenging landscapes. Plant in any well-drained soil for weeks of color. Plants bloom best when given ample moisture. Rudbeckia are mainstays of the prairie landscape and pair naturally with native grasses and perennials. Try naturalizing in meadows and prairies plantings, or plant as a focal point in containers. Cherokee Sunset also makes a lovely cut flower and the seed heads are used in dried arrangements. Plants benefit from deadheading to prolong flowering. Reinforce the stand by allowing some flowers to develop seed for self-sowing.