Black-eyed Susans are a favorite summertime perennial that add a pool of sunshine to gardens with their bright yellow flowers and dark center. From midsummer to fall, these tough native plants bloom their golden heads off in sun or light shade and mix well with other perennials, annuals, and shrubs. They can grow to be about 3 feet in height depending on the variety, and look especially appropriate among shrubs or surrounding trees and mailboxes, which in turn provide support. Add black-eyed Susans to wildflower meadows or native plant gardens for a naturalized look. Because these flowers are native to our area, they are especially easy to grow and maintain. They are also resistant to another native to our area; the deer!