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Black Eyed Susan


In 1720 an English writer, John Gay, published a ballad about a young maiden named Black-eyed Susan who goes on board a ship in the harbor to find her lover, Sweet William. After she finds him in a glorious reunion she is told by the ship’s captain she must leave the ship. The ballad dramatizes the bittersweet parting of Black-eyed Susan and Sweet William and became a popular legend of love in English literature.

When the English colonists came to our shores and saw the beautiful golden flowers with dark conical centers they called the flowers black-eyed Susan’s. The name Sweet William has also been given to another flower. In fact, when Prince William and Catherine Middleton were married, the bridal bouquet included Sweet William flowers.

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Hardy Perennial for partial to full sun

Grows 2-3 ft

Flowers June till frost

Attracts butterflies and finches



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