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Rudbeckia 'Viette's Little Suzy' - Black-eyed Susan
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Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa 'Viette's Little Suzy'

Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia 'Viette's Little Suzy' is a compact, upright, free-blooming coneflower featuring daisy-like flowers with yellow rays and dark brownish-purple center disks. Prolific flower production over a long mid-summer-to-fall bloom period. The blooms are slightly smaller than those of full-sized Susans and the foliage turns purple in fall.


A North American native, Black-eyed Susan inhabits grasslands and prairies, so it grows best in sites with rich soil and full sun. This fine perennial looks best when massed in mixed borders with other sun-loving perennials and ornamental grasses. Attracts butterflies, bees, and other pollinators and the dry, black, button-like seedheads of this plant may be left uncut to provide winter interest and seed for birds.

Black-eyed Susan Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates hot and humid summers and some drought.

Height:

12-18 Inches

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Spread:

18-24 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa 'Viette's Little Suzy'

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Songbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Height
12-16 Inches
16-24 Inches
Attributes
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Naturalizing
Container
Cut Flower
Focal Point
Drought Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
Great Companion Plants for Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa 'Viette's Little Suzy'
Daylily Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Little Business')
Grass, Feather Reed Grass, Feather Reed (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster')
Grass, Prairie Dropseed Grass, Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis )
Coneflower Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus')
Daylily Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Purple de Oro')
Russian Sage Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire')
Bee Balm Bee Balm (Monarda 'Fireball')
Similar Plants to Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa 'Viette's Little Suzy'
Black-eyed Susan Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivanti 'Goldsturm')
Black-eyed Susan Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivanti 'Little Goldstar')