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Sweet Black Eyed Susan Seed Packet

SKU: AM013513
per Packet
No longer available this season.
Rudbeckia subtomentosa is a beautiful Black-Eyed Susan perennial with anise-scented blooms.
key features
Botanical Name
Rudbeckia subtomentosa
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Cut Flowers, Mass Plantings
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Seed Life Cycle
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
36-60" tall
Seed Coverage
covers 50 square feet
Bloom Time
Mid summer to fall


As all wildgardeners know, there are several species of Black-Eyed Susan among our native flowers. The most common roadside one is a biennial named Rudbeckia hirta. (We sell that seed in our regular species listings.) Then there are the perennial natives, such as the most famous R. fulgida, famous as the parent of the popular perennial, "Rudbeckia Goldsturm." (We sell that in our Perennial Plant section.)

But this one is unique. Growing only from 2 to 5 ft. (Some are much taller.) R. subtomentosa has beautiful golden flowers like the others, but the blooms also have a sweet scent of anise. That's why another common name for this Rudbeckia is "Sweet Coneflower." It's a wonderful plant for a wild garden collection.