Rudbeckia triloba Brown-Eyed Susan
Ohio Native Plant Natural Range
Cultivation Information Brown-Eyed Susan
Family - Rudbeckia Self seeds Easily Resources State - Herbaceous biennial or short-lived perennial. However, we have found this plant acts more like an annual, leaving little seedlings all over the garden Over the Years - This lovely lady adds a splash of delicate beauty into any wildflower garden. Oh, but don't be deceived by her seemingly gentle nature. One or two plants quickly feels like a family reunion. Note, we no loner raise this Rudbeckia for our markets
Wildlife Significance Brown-Eyed Susan
Nectar Plant –Plants in this family provide a wonderful nectar source for: bees, butterflies, moths, skippers and numerous other insects. Deer - Are not fond of this plant
Diversity - If we strive to increase the insect population through the addition of native plants we will create an environment conducive for birds to thrive and raise their young. Our backyards, regardless of size, connected with our neighbors will begin to provide a landscape that is once again teeming with life.
For detailed information visit the Illinois Wildflower website
Propagation Notes Brown-Eyed Susan
Supplies Needed For Seed Stratification 1. Zip lock plastic bag2. Few tablespoons of Vermiculite3. Dampen vermiculite - not soggy4. Store in refrigerator for 30 days Seeds require cold moist storage in order to germinate Although a lovely native biennial, it has the habit of sending volunteers all over the garden, making it a bit too much for a small spaces. If you are looking for something easy to care for and one that will fill in nicely, this is the plant.