The charming black-eyed Susan lights up the garden
In a contest for the most beautiful flower, black-eyed Susan, with its uncomplicated, daisy-like shape, would not win or even be a runner-up. Instead, it would be voted Miss Congeniality. Cheerful, adaptable, and versatile—it would also ace the talent competition—black-eyed Susan is a plant that ticks a lot of boxes. Growing it is a breeze, and the plant looks as much at home in a fancy perennial border as in a meadow. The flowers add that zing of color gardeners yearn for come August. When cut, they last forever in a vase.