Rudbeckia Seeds - Black-Eyed Susan


84 " 98 days. Black-Eyed Susan seeds grow some of the season's most timeless and familiar blooms of varieties native to the United States. Black-Eyed Susan rudbeckias are hardy outdoor favorites for growing unique, yet brilliant color for lining the back of the garden or showing off on the patio. Black-Eyed Susan seeds grow classic 12 " 36" rudbeckias bursting with neat 2½" blooms of delicate daisy-like golden yellow petals around a smokey chocolate center. Black-Eyed Susan is easy to grow from seed and known to thrive in a variety of gardens prone to heat, drought, and poor soil across North America.


Growing Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia Garden Seeds

Black-Eyed Susan is easy to grow from seed and recommended for direct sowing outdoors after the frost. Rudbeckia has a wildflower habit and most commonly sown by broadcasting. Blend rudbeckia seeds with sand to increase visibility during sowing. Broadcast the mix over a 10-square foot area and evenly rake and lightly tamp into moist, Organically rich, and well-drained soil in full sun. Black-Eyed Susan can be susceptible to downy and powdery mildew. Cut back spent foliage, leaves, and blooms after flowering to prolong vitality into the fall and Black-Eyed Susan seeds will benefit from partial shade during severe summers. Rudbeckia has no serious pests or diseases, but monitor for slugs and snails on young plants. Black-Eyed Susan seeds mature in 84 " 98 days as 12 " 36" tall bushy uprights with 12 " 24" spreads covered in 2½" daisy-like blooms with golden petals surrounding a chocolate center.

Rudbeckia hirta is native to the eastern and midwestern United States. The genus Rudbeckia honors pioneering Swedish botanist Olof Rudbeck, who established the world-renowned Uppsala Botanic Garden that employed the "“father of modern taxonomy" Carl Linnaeus as a resident professor. The species name hirta literally translates to "“hairy," referencing the tiny bristles covering the entire plant.

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