Yellow Color Flowers Black Eyed Susan

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Black Eyed Susan Flowers

Yellow Color Flowers Black Eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) are native to North America and one of the most popular wildflowers grown. They tend to blanket open fields, often surprising the passer-by with their golden-yellow beauty.

Members of the sunflower family, the “black eye” is named for the dark brown-purple centers of its daisy-like flower heads. The plants can grow to over 3 feet tall, with leaves of 6 inches, stalks over 8 inches long and flower diameter of 2 to 3 inches.

Butterflies, bees and a variety of insects are attracted to the flowers for the nectar. As they drink the nectar, they move pollen from one plant to another, causing it to grow fruits and seeds that can move about easily with the wind.
The black eyed Susan flower attracts butterflies, bees and other pollinators to the garden. Deer, rabbits and other wildlife may be drawn to black eyed Susan plants, which they consume or use for shelter. When planted in the garden, plant the black eyed Susan flower near lavender, rosemary or other repellant plants to keep wildlife at bay.These plants are most easily recognized by their flowers. They have yellow flowers with a brownish-purple center. Flowers are two to three inches across and grow on a stalk up to eight inches long.

Black-eyed Susans are very competitive and can push other plants out of an area. Black eyed susan plants may be annual, biennial or short-lived perennials. Heights of various Rudbeckia reach from a few inches to a few feet. This lovely flower will brighten your garden with its yellow-orange petals and its contrasting raised purple-black center. It is great for borders, mass-plantings, or backgrounds and grows quite well in sun or partial shade. The Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) has been the official Maryland flower since 1918 when it was designated the “Floral Emblem” of Maryland by the General Assembly