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Showy Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)

Although it's native distribution is limited in Illinois, Showy Black-Eyed Susan is a perennial alternative to the more common biennial Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta). With one of the longest flowering times of any native species, this plant is a stand-out in native gardens and highly visible native plantings. It does prefer a mesic-wet soil and may need occassional watering when planted in dry environments.


  • Acronym: RUDFUL
  • Life-Cycle: Perennial
  • Bloom Color: Yellow Orange
  • Bloom Time: July - October
  • Typical Height: 30"
  • Light Preference: Full Sun - Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Mesic-Wet
  • Root Structure: Fiberous Short Rhizome
  • Stratification: Cold & Moist for 60 Days
  • Seeds per Ounce: 31,000*
  • IL County Ecotypes we Grow**
    1. Henry County


Other scientific names used for this species:

  • Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida


Other common names used for this species:

  • Orange Coneflower


*Approximate, actual number of seeds may vary slightly by seed lot.

**We have listed the County ecotypes that we grow for this species, this ecotype may or may not be available at the time of your order. If you prefer one of the ecotypes over another please type it into the "Additional Info Section" and we'll provide that ecotype if it's available, if it is not available we will provide one of the other ecotypes listed.

Rudbeckia fulgida - Per Ounce

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