Rudbeckia missouriensis Black Eyed Susan



Rudbeckia missouriensis, commonly called Missouri Coneflower, is a tenacious, long-lived perennial that blooms abundantly all summer long. Orange-yellow petals surround a dark center and attract a variety of pollinators including butterflies and bees. 

The Missouri Coneflower typically grows 2-3' tall, with narrow hairy leaves and stems. It tolerates drought, shallow-rocky soil, deer, and has no serious insect or disease problems. Native to southern and central United States. 


  • Common Names: Missouri Coneflower
  • Zones: 5 - 8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Average, dry to medium, well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 24 - 36
  • Width at Maturity: 12 - 24
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: June - October
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Clay Soil. Drought.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Native to North America.

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