(Sweet Black-Eyed Susan)
375 seeds $2.00
Rudbeckia subtomentosa is a native perennial found throughout the central United States. It blooms for many weeks from August to October. The 3" butter-yellow flowers have dark brown centers and a sweet, anise-like fragrance. Rudbeckia subtomentosa is a long-lived perennial that tolerates a wide range of conditions from moist to dry soil, including clay, and full sun to part shade. It looks nice near the back of the border, wildflower garden or cottage garden, and it makes a lovely companion plant for ornamental grasses. Rudbeckia subtomentosa attracts many different beneficial insects, including a variety of native bees, syrphid flies, tachinid flies, parasitic wasps, beetles and butterflies. It is a host plant for the Silvery Checkerspot butterfly. In the fall, goldfinches feed on the seeds. Also known as Sweet Coneflower and Fragrant Coneflower. Deer resistant. Hardy in zones 3-8.
height 4-5' spacing 18"
Sowing Rudbeckia subtomentosa Seeds
Place rudbeckia seeds in a damp paper napkin inside a plastic bag, and refrigerate for 6 weeks before starting indoors in late winter. Or sow outdoors in the fall. Barely cover the seeds with soil. Full sun to part shade.