Planting Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia) in your garden in the spring or summer is an ideal choice for a dream garden bed. The spectacular flowers have ray-like petals and a flat, black eye center and are about 2–3 inches in diameter. They are a fantastic addition to a water-wise landscape, rain garden, or xeriscape because of their drought resilience and little care. Moreover, they can attract not only butterflies but also hummingbirds. The plants are resistant to deer and rabbits. Therefore, planting Rudbeckia or Black-eyed Susan is an ideal choice for your garden.
Common name: Black-eyed Susan vine, clockvine
Botanical name: Thunbergia alata
Plant type: Perennial, annual, vine
Hardiness zones: 10 - 11 (USDA)
Mature size: 3 - 8 ft. tall, 3 - 6 ft. wide
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Native area: Africa