Black-eyed Susan, Margarita amarilla
Eastern U.S., to Central and Southern U.S.
- Central Texas
- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
- Very Low
- Attracts Pollinators
About This Plant
Sun or partial shade, with well-drained soil. Blooming from late spring to summer, this cheerful, widespread wildflower is considered an annual to a short-lived perennial across its range. Showy golden-yellow ray flowers occur singly atop 1-2 ft. stems, with disk flowers forming a brown central cone. The coarse stems and oval leaves are covered with bristly hairs. Brown-eyed Susan is a food source for Bordered Patch and Gorgone Checkerspot butterflies.
Sow seed in autumn. Supplement with one or two waterings between sowing and germination. Plants are biennial, forming a rosette the first year, and flowering the next year.
1-3' H, 1-3' W
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Clay, Sandy, Thin, Well drained
Bees, Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae, Pollinators
June, July, August, September, October