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Rudbeckia fulgida Early Bird Gold

Black-eyed Susan

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Plant Code: RUEB

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You guessed it - blooms early and also long - from June to October! Classic sunny-yellow petals surround dark-brown, dome-shaped centers. A bouquet of black-eyed Susans will brighten any day.

Rudbeckia Early Bird Gold is stunning in mass plantings. Best flowering will occur with full sun. A member of the sunflower family, native to North America. Combines well with ornamental grasses. Butterflies, bees and other beneficial pollinators are attracted to Black-eyed Susan.


Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 24"
Spacing: Plant 24" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Mid-Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy, Acidic
Flower: Yellow
Accent: Yellow
Patent: PP20,286
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Long-Blooming
  • Winter Interest

Rudbeckia General Information

Rudbeckia fulgida are upright, clump-forming perennials with deep-yellow, daisy-like flowers with a brown/black center cone. Long-lasting, prolific flowering.

Rudbeckia Plant Care

Prefer moist, fertile well-drained soil. Although drought tolerant, Rudbeckia bloom better with ample moisture. Pinching can produce more compact plants in taller varieties. Allow seeds to fall to assure permanence in the garden. Spent flower heads can be cut back to prevent too many volunteers. Can be divided every 4 years in spring. Spent foliage can be cut back to 6" for a flush of new growth.