We have two varieties of Rudbeckias in the canoe garden. One is the Little Goldstar, which is supposed to be an improved perennial Black-Eyed Susans variety and looks like your basic Black-Eyed Susan. The other is the Prairie-Glow Brown-Eyed Susan. It is touted as a plant that freely self-seeds but at the same time is a “short-lived perennial. We like them because they’re tall with loads of small flowers. We’ll see if they’re around next season or not.