Birds and Butterflies Love Black-Eyed Susan Flowers 

Black-eyed Susan flowers, also known as rudbeckia, have bright yellow blooms and a long flowering season.  


These plants have beautiful, daisy-like flowers that turn the garden golden from midsummer to frost. Rudbeckia can grow to 1–8 feet tall, depending on species and cultivar.  


Black-eyed Susans thrive in full light and wet, well-draining soil. They are forgiving and low-maintenance. Once established, water plants somewhat less than overwatering to avoid infections.   


No fertiliser needed. These plants usually self-seed. To prevent them from destroying surrounding flower beds, gardeners may need to clear up.  


Wild bees, butterflies, and even your favourite songbirds visit black-eyed Susan flowers. The nectar attracts butterflies and bees, and goldfinches eat the seeds in the flower's brown-black centre.  


You can choose from many black-eyed Susan cultivars for your garden. For smaller gardens or pots, try Little Goldstar. The flowers are bright yellow with chocolate centres and bloom from midsummer to early autumn.   


They can tolerate dry, damp, and heavy clay soils, but they prefer well-draining, moist soil. Little Goldstar looks excellent bordered or containerised. The best part is deer resistance.  


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