One in a series highlighting our favorite pollinator plants:
Most often known as black or brown-eyed susans or coneflowers, Rudbeckia are among the most commonly planted native plants. They are a staple of the summer garden, brightening landscapes with bright, golden yellow flowers with brown centers.The plants in this genus vary greatly, with many being small to medium sized clumping perennials, while others are tall, robust plants exceeding 5 feet in height and spreading to form colonies wherever they are planted.
They are good nectar plants visited by a host of butterflies and insects. They are easily transplanted and grow well in in a broad range of soil.
Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii