Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
This lovely flower will brighten your garden with its yellow-orange petals and its contrasting raised purple-black center. It is great for borders, mass-plantings, or backgrounds and grows quite well in sun or partial shade. It is also wonderful to use as a cut flower. The 2-3 foot tall plant blooms from summer to fall and is easy to grow. Not only will you enjoy the Black-eyed Susan in your butterfly garden, the butterflies will love it!