are black eyed susan drought tolerant?

mwnelson3March 3, 2012

I have a VERY Steep slope on one of my rentals approx. 80'X80', totally unusable without breaking my back (and helpers). So I would just like to plant drought tolerant ground cover(s). Hopefully with some color and not to invasive (neighbors).


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Yes, Black Eyed Susan is drought tolerant. But if you want a ground cover, I would recommend Tickseed. They are drought tolerant and love the sun.
Black Eyed Susans and Tickseed both require full sun.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sooner Plant Farm drought tolerant ground covering plants

    Bookmark   March 15, 2012 at 5:55PM
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sandy0225(z5 Indiana)

I always thought black eyed susan (variety rudbeckia goldsturm) were drought tolerant, but they have not done well in dry conditions here the last three years. I think you would be much happier with the coreopsis. Early sunrise is a very good dry tolerant one that needs full sun and it's shorter and has a longer bloom time than the rudbeckia. Also they are grown from seed, so usually economically priced. Another good choice would be to do a sedum garden. They come in many varieties, different colors, heights, from creeping 2-3", up to 24" tall. That would be very interesting.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2012 at 3:42PM
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it is 116 today here in OK and I don't know when it rained last. I was out looking to see what is still alive. I don't water much, just enough to keep it alive, not flourishing.

The rudibeckia that is still alive and blooming is Becky. All the purple coneflowers burned up a month ago.

Sedum, Walker's low catmint and several varieties of Lantana are my big drought tolerant winners.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 8:24PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Mexican oregano is very drought and heat tolerant. Salvia greggi"perfectly pink" i , Sedum palmerii lived through last years Texas drought and heatwave. I never watered and ny soil is very porous.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 12:44AM
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