Monday, March 24, 2008

Sweet Black Eyed Susan in School Garden

Sweet Black Eyed Susan
Rudbeckia subtomentosa
4' Tall
Smaller and more abundant flowers than Black Eyed Susan, more reliably perennial
School garden in Madison, Wisconsin
Seeds feed songbirds in winter

Each plant can be short-lived but they usually seed in by themselves.  To ensure some is left to seed in, cut a few seed heads to scatter on the ground before birds eat them all.
Excellent cut flower!

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