And in midsummer, those plants would be mostly ousted by daylilies and coneflowers, still later by Rudbeckia hirta
, also known as black-eyed Susans, and Russian sage.
Another option is the 'Indian Summer' variety of Rudbeckia hirta
(Black-eyed Susan), which has swarms of jolly golden flowers from now right through to the first frost.
Native flowers with seed-heads that these birds will eat if you leave them throughout the winter and into spring (don't deadhead) are black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta
), butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) and Eastern purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea).
To make our buzzing buddies happy, go for these Rudbeckia hirta
'Black-Eyed Susan' Sage (Salvia officinalis) English lavender Geranium sanguineum 'Bloody Cranesbill' Bramble (Rubus fruticosus) Japanese rose (Rosa rugosa) Pussy willow Field maple
Pair a dreamy cerulean Salvia patens 'Patio Deep Blue' in a pot with a bright yellow Rudbeckia hirta
such as 'Prairie Sun' for a sensational combo that will bloom into the fall.
The most common varieties of this plant are Rudbeckia fulgida, Rudbeckia hirta
, Rudbeckia laciniata, or Rudbeckia triloba.
These included, in order of preference, smooth sumac, white prairie clover, alkali sacaton, roundhead lespedeza (Lespedeza capitata), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta
), sand dropseed, western yarrow (Achillea millefolium var.
my favourite Fired up every autumn with this rich, rustic mix ONE annual we use here every year is Rudbeckia hirta
'Rustic Dwarfs Mixed'.
Other species, including Ratibida pinnata (yellow coneflower), Rudbeckia hirta
(black eyed susan) and Dalea purpurea (purple prairie clover), had low field emergence but high germination.
is one of the most widely cultivated groups with large showy single or semi double flowers and long hairy leaves.
No wonder my spirits soar at the sight of the tall, bronze stems of Helenium, stars of purple Aster and golden rays of Heliopsis and Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta