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    State Flower: Black-eyed Susan, with black and gold coloring and a blossom of 13 petal.

    Maryland

    Black-Eyed Susan

    Sunflowers. Love sunflowers :)

    Maryland State Flower, the Black Eyed Susan.

    Silver Lace Black Primrose

    Black Sampson

    10 Plants That Beat the Summer Heat | Black-eyed Susan | SouthernLiving.com

    Black eyed Susan are growing this time of year in our yard. Love them!

    Inner Harbor

    Sunflowers

    Black Eyed Susan: A beautifully, stiff upright flower that grabs your eyes. The Black Eyed Susan is an annual or short lived perennial native to the eastern United States. The Black Eyed Susan is probably the most common of all American wildflowers. The characteristic brown, domed center is surrounded by bright yellow ray florets. Thrives in most soils in full sun. A true sunshine worshiper that forgives neglect. Product Details Zones: 3-9 When to Sow: Early Spring - 1 to 2 weeks before last frost Planting Depth: 1/16" inch Plant Height: 2-3 feet Blooming Period: June - August Spacing: 1" inch apart, thin to 12-18" inches after germination Sun/Shade: Full Sun Germination: 7-30 days Days to Maturity: 4 months Comments: The state flower of Maryland. When cut, has a vase life of 6 to 10 days. Reseeds.

    Good idea for full sun - Black-Eyed Susans can take the heat and they bloom into fall. Perennial border plant.

    This site is AWESOME. Photo gallery of containers with instructions to plant and description of flowers-- for full sun, partial, shade etc.--- One of the best I've seen.

    Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Black Barlow' (Columbine)

    Rocks State Park in MD. The view from King & Queens seat

    Texas Bluebonnet

    This drought-tolerant perennial (Rudbeckia fulgida) produces a mass of late-summer and early-fall color in sites where many plants don't thrive, like dry hillsides and rocky terrain. Black-eyed Susans do best in average, well-drained soil. Divide every three to four years to keep the plants vigorous; expect ... #gardening

    Limelight hydrangeas. They grow up to 8 ft tall, can grow in full sun or shade and can tolerate dry soil.

    State Reptile: Diamondback terrapin, also the University of Maryland College Park mascot.

    Black-eyed Susans