Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Missouri Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia missouriensis
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Glade
Season of Interest: Late (July - frost)
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry
Nature Attracting
Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Food/Pollinators, Butterfly / Moth Host
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

18 to
24
inches

Spread:

12 to
18
inches
Size
Height: 18 to
24
inches
Spread: 12 to
18
inches
Size
Height: 18 to
24
inches
Spread: 12 to
18
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Plant in perennial borders, native gardens, cut flower gardens, wildflower meadows and prairies.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in full sun in well-drained soil. Tolerates dry soil well.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

Daisylike flowers with yellow petals and black center disks on branched stems. The narrow green leaves are conspicuously hairy. Blooms for many weeks in July and August and is a good cut flower.

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