Rudbeckia missouriensis

Missouri Black-eyed Susan

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Missouri black-eyed Susan is a wildflower native to the Ozark region of Missouri where it spreads to form large colonies. It reaches 2 – 3 feet tall and produces yellow daisy-like flowers with black center disks with branched stems from June to September; the stems and the thin leaves are intensely hairy. The plants prefer full sun and rocky dry soil where they will attract bees, wasps, and flies; butterflies feed on its foliage. Though happy in the wild, it can also be grown in the home garden and does not spread aggressively.

Plant Shape
Full Sun
Bloom Time
May - June, July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Orange, Yellow
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
5 - 8