The black eyed susan, a cheerful wildflower, is a perennial that serves as a beautiful back drop in any garden. The contrast of the bright gold yellow petals and dark middle makes it any easy one to spot and recognize.
062314 black eyed susans ~ What's Special About a Black Eyed Susan? - I have always been attracted to Black Eyed Susans, even though they are quite common, because they are such bright colourful flowers.
This drought-tolerant perennial (Rudbeckia fulgida) produces a mass of late-summer and early-fall color in sites where many plants don't thrive, like dry hillsides and rocky terrain. Black-eyed Susans do best in average, well-drained soil.