Showy Black-eyed Susan certainly puts on a show with large golden yellow daisy-like flowers beginning in June and blooming into fall. An excellent cut flower, this Rudbeckia is a pollinator magnet and is the larval host for the Blackberry Looper Moth, Common Eupithecia, Wavy-Lined Emerald, and Sunflower Moth. Bees (leaf-cutting bees, Andrenid bees, Halictid bees), small butterflies and skippers, and others feed on the nectar and pollen. It prefers prairie situations in moist to mesic soils.
Soil Type: Clay/Loam/Peat/Sand
Soil Conditions: Wet Mesic-Dry Mesic
Flower Color: Yellow
Light: Full to part sun
Credits: Info courtesy of Pizzo Native Nursery and IllinoisWildflowers.Info; Photo courtesy of Julia Bunn