Brown-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia triloba
A highly-tolerant biennial (tender perennial in some areas), Brown-eyed Susan can withstand drought, light frosts, light shade, deer, and competition from other plants. It self-seeds readily and care must be taken so that it doesn't overwhelm more tender native companions in the wildflower garden. Flowers in its second year. The quaint, round-petaled yellow flowers add cheer to the garden for a long blooming period in late summer. Larval host to the Silvery Checkerspot caterpillar, it attracts bees and other pollinators. Goldfinch and other birds feed on the seeds in fall. 50 seeds/2.50.