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

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