Deamii Black-Eyed Susan

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The dreamy dark yellow to yellow-orange petals of the Deamii Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. Deamii) is a larger, cheerier, and more colorful black "hatted" Coneflower-like bloomer! The Daisy-like flower petals have a more orange color than other Black-Eyed Susans and appear on top of 2-foot-tall stems from late summer until fall!

The flower has blackish-brown centers and blooms in abundance from August to October. Feeding pollinators and bees all growing season and becoming bird-friendly black cones that will bring birds and sound to a garden! With its toothed, mid-green leaves and excellent long-lasting cut-flowers, this plant will certainly become one of your favorites!

Cold-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 7, these hardy perennials grow stout and show off in the sun and can be quite xeric once established. Even when not in bloom, the coarse foliage mounds look fantastic on their own.

Planting and Application:

Deamii adds fantastic color to a perennial border and Cottage garden, as a singular specimen or in groupings that bring in the butterflies! Cut flower gardens and sunny short Prairies, open woods, fields, and roadsides. It's sure to fit in well with your other wildflowers or meadow plants.

These tough perennials are perfect for tricky situations such as along the roadside or sidewalk, along driveways, and hot sunny hillsides to help with erosion, happily filling in 18-24 inches wide as mass plantings.

Perfect Pollinator borders and bird-friendly gardens, Black-Eyed Susans shine by attracting these creatures, and you are sure to improve your garden and your local ecology! You will get to enjoy these blossoms indoors too, so snip a few stems for bouquets and summer floral arrangements!

This beautiful Black-Eyed Susan is an excellent choice for the middle of a late summer garden border and as sunny facer plants along the fronts of hedges and evergreens. Display the Deamii in bold drifts in a sunny or partially shady site that doesn't dry out over the summer. Even smaller gardens and container gardeners can enjoy these hardy perennials on sunny porches, patios and balconies!

  • Large Orange-Yellow Blooms in Late Summer
  • Attracts Wildlife & Pollinators
  • Coarse Green Foliage
  • Compact Mounds & Strong Stems
  • Use in Containers, Borders, Cutting Gardens & Sun Garden Beds

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Deamii prefers full sun to partial shade and moderately fertile, preferably heavy but well-drained soil. Water regularly until established and during prolonged drought. These perennials appreciate 3-4 inches of mulch over the entire root system for best results.

Prune back the stems and foliage in the fall and remove them from the area if any pest or disease issues are present, otherwise, you can leave the seedheads up for fall and winter interest, as well as bird food! If left to seed, this will likely return on its own from self-seeding after winter has passed. Of course, you can always deadhead the spent blooms to prevent self-seeding and promote additional blooms instead. The mounds can be divided either in autumn or spring.

This hearty plant grows well in many regions, and at times, a little "too well." Nature Hills uses the Plant Sentry™ system to abide by all local, state, and federal regulations for plants that can become invasive in your region.

  • Full Sun Perennials
  • Widely Adaptable To Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate to Low Moisture Needs - Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Deer Don't Tend to Bother This Plant
  • Easy to Grow, Great for Beginners

Order your own Deamii Black-Eyed Susan today and enjoy these brilliant orange-yellow blooms for you and your pollinators in the sun garden! Buy yours today at Nature Hills!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Deamii Black-Eyed Susan Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rudbeckia fulgida var. Deamii
Type Perennial
Mature Height 24 - 30 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 15 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Orange-Yellow
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes