PLANT BASE

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown eyed susan

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
4-8
3-5'
1-2'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Clumping
Flower
Perennial

Brown-eyed-susan, Thin-leaved Coneflower, Three-lobed Rudbeckia

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
July-August
Violet/ pinkish
Fall bloom
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Adaptable
Soil Preference
Well-drained
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Blackland prairies, savannas, thickets, woodland edges and clearings, creeks and river banks, disturbed sites like fields and roadways.
Vermont to Florida, west to Minnesota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, and Texas
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Drought
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Drought
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Purple cone flower,Butterfly weed,Yellow wild indigo,Switchgrass
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Leave seedheads to attract birds

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