Rudbeckia is a great perennial for the garden. Low in pests problems and high in visual interest it never fails to provide an impressive display in the late summer. It reseeds easy and is especially good for problem areas and wildflower gardens. It's seeds nourish the birds in the fall while it's petals nourish the eyes of the gardener in the summer giving you very few reasons not to plant one!
Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susans) go well with many combinations of plants. The rudbeckias in the top photo are planted with daylilies and purple coneflowers while the ones below are in a mass planting. I've also used rudbeckia with Russian sage.
Planting and Propagating Rudbeckia:
Just sprinkle a few seeds over the soil where you would like plant to grow in the early spring or start indoors a few weeks before the last frost date. Don't cover the seeds.
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