The black eyed susan, a cheerful wildflower, is a perennial that serves as a beautiful back drop in any garden. The contrast of the bright gold yellow petals and dark middle makes it any easy one to spot and recognize.
This drought-tolerant perennial (Rudbeckia fulgida) produces a mass of late-summer and early-fall color in sites where many plants don't thrive, like dry hillsides and rocky terrain. Black-eyed Susans do best in average, well-drained soil.
062314 black eyed susans ~ What's Special About a Black Eyed Susan? - I have always been attracted to Black Eyed Susans, even though they are quite common, because they are such bright colourful flowers.
10 Perennials to start from seed: starting perennial flowers from seed is a great way to fill out your garden without breaking your budget. Here are 10 perennials that are easily grown from seed and some tips for starting each.
[These are perennial in San Diego. Mine has now overrun three fruit trees. But it blooms most of the year.] Black-eyed Susan vine - you must plant one of these in your garden this year - it's the vine that keeps going strong all summer long