my black-eyed Susans are blooming with their daisy-like flower petals standing tall in my garden. there are many species of this flower and i am thinking mine is called rudbeckia fulgida.
nonetheless, this plant is quite drought tolerant blooming nicely during the month of August in Michigan with prolific flowers that are very sturdy when grown in full to almost full sunshine. i started with one plant about four years ago, and have divided my Susans one time since the first planting. i divided them because they became too large for their space, and i had another open area for them to develop. they have grown very well for me in my garden and always bring sunshine to the late summer flowering season.
rudbeckia grow well in zones three through nine and are a cultivar of native wildflowers with orange and yellow daisy flowers.