Yellow-orange ray flowers surround a dark brown disk, hence the common name “Black-eyed Susan”. This long-blooming perennial has become one of the more popular native plants, as it is quite durable in most soil types.
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This native perennial is best used in a border or wildlife garden. It has a fairly manicured look, so this species may not be the best choice if trying to naturalize a meadow or prairie. 'Goldsturm' is a strain discovered in Germany, so its native status has been up for many debates.
This species is a butterfly, moth and pollinator magnet! This is the most popular strain of Black-eyed Susan sold in the nursery trade, and for good reason. Although it’s native status may be controversial, this strain attracts numerous beneficial native insects and provides food to our native Goldfinches. It self-seeds easily if left to seed.