Mass planting of yellow black-eyed susans flowers.

Black-Eyed Susans

If you’re looking for a flower that is both easy to grow and beautiful to look at, black-eyed Susans are the perfect choice. These flowers are native to North America, and can be found in a variety of colors, including yellow, orange, and red. In the guides below, we teach you how to care for black-eyed Susans, give tips on cultivar selection, solve pest and disease problems, and more! New to growing these lovely flowers? Start here.

How to Grow Black-Eyed Susan Flowers

Close up of a cluster of yellow black eyed susan blossoms growing in the garden.

For a cheery splash of daisy-like flowers that attract butterflies and bees, consider adding black-eyed susan to your landscape. You’ll be rewarded with masses of blooms that do well in a variety of soils and conditions. Pollinators love it, and you’ll find plenty of other benefits to this lovely flower in our feature.

How to Harvest and Save Black-Eyed Susan Seed

A close up horizontal image of a vast swath of black-eyed Susan flowers (Rudbeckia hirta) growing in a meadow.

Black-eyed Susans are cheerful flowers, loved equally by pollinators and humans. If you want more of them, or want to share the sunshine they bring to a yard with friends, why not collect the seeds from your own plants? To learn everything you need to know to harvest and save Rudbeckia seed, check out our guide. Read more.