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Chim Chiminee Black-Eyed Susan

SKU: AM017330
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
Chim Chiminee Black-Eyed Susan paints the garden in rusty hues of bronze, gold, mahogany, and burnt orange from midsummer through autumn. Large flowers bear quilled petals for added texture. Well-branched plants provide amply blooms for cutting. An elegant plant for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Seed heads provide winter interest and seed for songbirds. A tender perennial plant (zones 9-10); grow as a self-seeding annual in cooler zones. (Rudbeckia hirta)
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Botanical Name
Rudbeckia hirta
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers, Mass Plantings, Container Planting
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
24-30" tall
Bloom Time
Mid summer to mid fall


24-30” tall x 12-18” wide. A selection of the North American native, Chim Chiminee Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia) brings rustic charm to the garden in radiant autumnal hues. Plant Chim Chiminee among grasses and perennials in mixed borders or tuck into containers. Easy to grow in any well-drained soil, plants tolerate drought once established but thrive with regular irrigation. For a longer bloom period, deadhead spent blooms regularly. Allow some late-season blooms to produce seed heads, which are lovely in dried arrangements. To harvest fresh flowers, cut stems when flowers are beginning to open. Rudbeckias commonly cloud the water in vases, add a few drops of bleach to the water to prevent this problem. Rudbeckia hirta tends to be a short-lived perennial. Reinforce the stand by allowing some flowers to develop seed for self-sowing. Allow plants to naturalize in meadows and butterfly gardens through self-seeding.