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Rudbeckia fulgida 'Viette's Little Suzy' (Black-Eyed Susan)

Black-Eyed Susan 'Viette's Little Suzy', Glowing Coneflower 'Viette's Little Suzy', Rudbeckia fulgida 'Blovi'


Noted for its petite size, Rudbeckia fulgida 'Viette's Little Suzy' is a compact, clump-forming perennial boasting masses of bright yellow flowers adorned with a dark brown center from midsummer through early fall. Free-blooming, this dwarf Rudbeckia is a terrific and prolific performer that is ideal for the front of the border and perfect for containers. Makes excellent and long-lasting fresh cut flowers.

  • Grows up to 12-18 in. tall (30-45 cm) and 9-12 in. wide (22-30 cm). Will slowly spread in the garden by rhizomes.
  • Thrives in full sun or partial shade in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Best flower production occurs in full sun, although this plant will tolerate some light shade.
  • Spectacular when massed in drifts, this is an excellent choice for perennial borders, cottage gardens or for naturalizing meadows.
  • Extremely easy to grow, Rudbeckia plays well with other hot colored perennials or with the cool blues and purples of geraniums and asters.
  • Robust, low maintenance and highly disease resistant, it is also drought tolerant.
  • Attractive to butterflies, it is deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Remove spent flowers to promote further blooms and maintain a neat appearance.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Rudbeckias
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 9" – 1' (22cm – 30cm)
Spacing 9" – 12" (22cm – 30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Rudbeckias
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 9" – 1' (22cm – 30cm)
Spacing 9" – 12" (22cm – 30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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