Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa 'Viette's Little Suzy' Black-Eyed Susan



Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa 'Viette's Little Suzy' has 2" golden yellow daisies with dark brown centers. It has good disease resistance and does not typically get black spot on the leaves. Although the blooms of Rudbeckia 'Viette's Little Suzy' are not particularly large, they are produced in great abundance over several months. The basal foliage turns mahogany in fall. This cultivar is superior to R. 'Goldsturm' by being more disease resistant.

Rudbeckia fulgida is native from Texas to Michigan, eastward to New York and south to Florida. The variety speciosa has a more limited range, mostly in the eastern American Midwest eastward to the coast. Rudbeckia fulgida is typically found in meadows, savannas, open woods, and other sunny damp areas.

Rudbeckia 'Viette's Little Suzy' prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soil, but is tolerant of most soil types. Good rain garden plant. One of our favorites!


  • Common Names: Black-Eyed Susan
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist, well-drained soil.
  • Height at Maturity: 26-32
  • Width at Maturity: 24
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: Middle summer to early fall

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds.
  • Tolerates: Clay Soil. Drought.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Cut Flower. Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

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