Black-Eyed Susan Seeds

Heirloom, Native

3.6666666666667 out of 5 stars
(3 reviews)
Availability: Out of Stock
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.
$1.99 500 mg (~1,520 seeds)

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

3 reviews

A striking display in any garden!

5 out of 5 stars 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

5 out of 5 stars Jul 29, 2020
The rudbeckias are still performing very well. Very high quality blooms. strong grower.
Marcus Tyler Rand from WA

Sadly none grew

1 out of 5 stars Feb 17, 2022
Planted these seeds, hoping for the lovely golden flowers but nothing grew, or everything was taken by critters/birds.
Susan from OR
Owner Response: Hi Susan, We are sorry you had difficulty germinating these seeds. A customer service agent will be emailing you to offer a replacement. As a reminder, these seeds do need to be surface or shallowly sown as light aids germination. thanks for letting us know. Feel free to contact customer service anytime for help.

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