Soil: Hydric (Moist) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 2-4 feet
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Season: August – October
Suggested Uses: Brown-eyed Susan is a showy wildflower with beautiful brown center disks and golden petals. It is a nice addition to semi-shaded rain gardens! The flowers will attract bees and butterflies and birds will eat the seeds. Grows well in clay.
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the U.S. Minnesota is on the northern edge of the range for Brown-eyed Susan but it is native to a few counties in southern Minnesota. Hardy in zones 4-8.
Pollinators/Habitat: Bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. Provides food and shelter for birds. Larval host for one species of Checkerspot butterfly.
Flowers: The flowers on R. triloba are much smaller (and more numerous) than those of other Rudbeckia species. The flower-heads are 1-2″ wide and have 6-10 petal-like ray flowers surrounding the cone-shaped cluster of head flowers. There are often 50-100 flower-heads per plant.
Leaves: The 3″-4″ leaves are coarsely toothed.
Name: The genus Rudbeckia is named for Olaf Rudbeck – botanist at the University in Upsala, Sweden.
Other Names: Thin-leaved Coneflower. Three-lobed Rudbeckia
More information: USDA plant profile
6-pack, 3.5" pots, 5.75" pots, Seed Packets (at least 25 seeds)
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Mesic Soil, Wet Soil, Fall Blooming, Medium Height
Attract Bees, Attract Beneficial Insects, Attract Birds, Attract Butterflies, Clay Soil, Erosion Control