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Butterflies Can’t Resist This Native Wildflower

If you're looking to add vibrancy and sunshine to your garden, the Showy- Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida speciosa) is sure to be the pop of color and excitement you need. Once you experience the color this will bring to your garden, you'll understand how it earned it's descriptive common name.

These sunburst blossoms are one of the most celebrated American wildflowers due to their lovely color and heartiness. This brilliant perennial will light up with blooms from summer to fall. And they're easy to grow for gardeners of all experience levels.

Plant the Showy Black-Eyed Susan in a well-drained area along your garden's border, or plant it in your wildflower or butterfly garden. It grows best in full sun and can tolerate heat and drought, once established.

This is sure to not just attract your attention and admiration, but you will also find this plant is a favorite among butterflies, bees, birds, along with other wildlife and pollinators. Birds love these seeds! By attracting these creatures, you are sure to improve your garden and your local ecology.

This black-eyed beauty is a symbol of the American landscape with its iconic yellow that is sure to bring warmth to your garden. It's often found in short prairies, open woods, fields, and roadsides. It's sure to fit in well with your other wildflowers or prairie plants.

The full, rich, leafy green foliage is a lovely backdrop to the bursts of yellow and would make an excellent impression as a border to a path or along a retaining wall. And 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.

Be sure to plant it in well-drained soil for best performance. 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.

Bring a bit of excitement to your garden and order this delightful butterfly favorite today!

  • Vibrant and stunning
  • Attracts butterflies, birds, bees, and other pollinators
  • Hearty and easy to care for

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

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
#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.

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.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Showy Black-Eyed Susan Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Botanical Name Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 18 - 24 "
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium to Low
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Perennial
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes