Black-Eyed Susan Seeds

Heirloom, Native

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The state flower of Maryland has 2"-4" daisy-like flowers with orange-yellow petals. This beautiful, heirloom rudbeckia blooms over a long period--at least 8 weeks; winter seed cones supply food for birds, too. Black-Eyed Susan is a short-lived perennial (USDA zones 3-7), that may come back for a second or third year, but is often treated as an annual. Great cut flower. North American native wildflower; may re-seed itself and is an excellent addition to wildflower areas.
$1.89 500 mg

Botanical Name: Rudbeckia hirta

Family: Asteraceae

Native: North America prairies

Hardiness: Short-lived perennial in USDA zones 3–7, but usually treated as an annual, because it does not reliably come back year after year. May self-sow.

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall, 12"–24" wide

Variety Information: 2"–4" wide, yellow flowers with a purplish-brown center.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and as late as 2 months before your average first fall frost date.

When to Start Inside: 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date. If started inside early enough, may bloom the first year.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"–24"

Thinning: When 1"– 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"–24"

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest flowers in the morning, choosing those that have just unfurled all their petals.

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Black-Eyed Susan Seeds Reviews

2 reviews
A striking display in any garden!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 27, 2018
Even more beautiful than I could've imagined. The flowers are vibrant and like nothing I've ever seen before. A great landing spot for butterflies. They are also very long lasting - I've had blooms all summer that have continued even in the heat. The base of the plant has a nice full shape, which could easily fill any space in your garden. Great for those looking to achieve a cottage garden look, a wildflower butterfly oasis, and everything in between. Love these flowers and can't wait to fill my whole garden with them!
Lauren from CA

Abundant blooms
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 29, 2020
The rudbeckias are still performing very well. Very high quality blooms. strong grower.
Marcus Tyler Rand from WA

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