Most Popular Colors: Orange, gold.
Blooming Season: Midsummer.
Soil Preferences: Rudbeckia prefer well-drained soil that is not overly rich. However, like coneflowers, rudbeckia flourish in most kinds of soil.
Climate Preferences: plants are winter-hardy in most North American climates.
Sun Exposure: Partial shade to full sun. Most varieties prefer full sun.
Landscaping Tips: Black-eyed susans can be planted in clumps for a natural look. Intermix them with shorter sun perennials for a full, varied look. Because rudbeckia prefer sandy soil, they can also be used to prevent erosion in sloped areas.
Rudbeckia continue to add interest when flowering, so consider letting the cones stand through the winter. Their cones attract birds and can help to reseed the plants.
Planting: Plant potted redbeckia so that the root ball is level with the surface of the soil, and water in thoroughly. Larger varieties should be planted 2 to 3 feet apart, mini varieties may need only 14 to 24 inches o f space.
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