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Biennial native with daisy-like, orange-yellow rays with a domed chocolate center disk. Blooms atop stiff upright stems. Both stems & leaves are coated in fine hairs, explaining the name hirta, meaning hairy. 

Grows in a wide range of soils from average, to medium, to moist, well-drained soils, & is also tolerant to clay. 

When planted in a mass, self-seeding will promote overlapping bloom time. It is possible for plants to show blooms every year. 

Blooms in full sun July-Sept

Grows 2-3ft tall 

Tolerant to deer & drought 

Rudbeckia hirta - Black-eyed Susan

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