Black Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) - 100 Seeds
Black-eyed Susan is a beautiful and hardy native wildflower that adds color and texture to garden beds, borders, and meadows. With its yellow petals and dark chocolate-brown centers, Black-eyed Susan creates a cheerful and eye-catching display. This plant is a perennial, returning year after year to provide reliable and long-lasting beauty in your garden.
Black-eyed Susan grows to an average height of 1-3 feet, making it an ideal choice for the front of garden beds, borders, or as a filler in mixed containers. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-drained soil.
In addition to its ornamental uses, Black-eyed Susan is also valued for its potential health benefits. Its roots and leaves contain compounds that have been used in traditional medicine for centuries.
If you're curious where the name Black Eyed Susan comes from, it is said that the flower was named after the John Gay poem 'Black-Eyed Susan' which was written in 1720.
- USDA Zones: 3-9
- Choose a location with well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade exposure.
- Soak seeds overnight in water before planting to improve germination.
- Sow seeds directly in the garden in spring or autumn, or start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost.
- Space seeds or plants 12-18 inches apart.
- Water regularly, keeping soil moist but not waterlogged.
- Deadhead spent flowers to encourage continued blooming.
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