Black-eyed Susan. The sunny-yellow, easy disposition of this drought-tolerant perennial(Rudbeckia sp.) makes it a good choice for a dry, low-maintenance garden bed. After a few waterings to get the plants established, they'll be there for many summers to come. Hardy in USDA Zones 3 to 10.
Rudbeckia Goldstrum. June to Sept. Height 60. Spread 60cm. Top gardeners top ten variety. Masses of 13cm wide flowers are produced from mid summer until the first frosts. Compact, height and spread of 60cm. Has an RHS award of garden merit.
A Walk in the country . . .black-eyed-susans and Golden Rod. 'A very typical sight in Alabama. Golden Rod was once the state flower of Alabama. Now the state flower is the Camellia and the beautiful, wild yellow golden-rod is considered a weed.