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3000 Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia Hirta Flower Seeds Perennial

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  • Model: TGW-PBES
  • Manufactured by: The Gardening World

Description

The Black Eyed Susan flower, also known as Rudbeckia Hirta, resembles the classic daisy with different darker shades and long petals moving out from the center. Black-Eyed Susan is a perennial flower that grows 1 to 3 feet high. Dark, cylindrical centers with bright yellow, drooping outer petals.

The Black-Eyed Susan is a native flower that prefers full sun, but can tolerate shaded areas. When planted in a location that provides more shade, this flower can grow but it will not produce large blooms and the plants may be long and leggy. This flower can flourish in almost any kind of soil as long as it is well-drained. It is an easily grown flower that will often reseed itself if the seeds make direct contact with the soil.

The Black-Eyed Susan is very drought resistant and makes an exceptional cut flower. In warmer climates, Black-Eyed Susan acts as an annual, while in cooler climates it acts as a perennial. In zones 7-10, it can be fall planted. This flower is a late summer bloomer, typically coming into bloom between the end July and the end of August. Early spring blooms are not common with the Black-Eyed Susan. Black-Eyed Susan are a deer-resistant choice for your landscaping.

***BLACK EYED SUSAN GROWING GUIDE BELOW***

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BLACK EYED SUSAN GROWING GUIDE

  • Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) are native to North America and one of the most popular wildflowers grown. They tend to blanket open fields, often surprising the passer-by with their golden-yellow beauty.
  • Members of the sunflower family, the “black eye” is named for the dark brown-purple centers of its daisy-like flower heads. The plants can grow to over 3 feet tall, with leaves of 6 inches, stalks over 8 inches long and flower diameter of 2 to 3 inches.
  • Butterflies, bees and a variety of insects are attracted to the flowers for the nectar. As they drink the nectar, they move pollen from one plant to another, causing it to grow fruits and seeds that can move about easily with the wind.
  • These plants bloom from June to October. Note that they can be territorial in that they tend to squash out other flowers growing near them. Black-eyed Susans are good for cut flowers; they also work well for borders or in containers..

PLANTING

  • Black-eyed Susans when the soil temperature has reached 70 degrees F for best seed germination. In many parts of North America, the planting period is March to May. The flower will flower June to September. Germination takes 7 to 30 days.
  • Plant seeds in moist, well-drained soil.
  • These hearty flowers really enjoy the Sun. They prefer full sun, though they’ll grow in partial sun.
  • Sow by seed in loosely covered soil.
  • It’s best if soil is fertile (not poor) though they can tolerate tough conditions.
  • Black-eyed Susans generally grow between 1 and 3 feet tall (though they can grow taller) and can spread between 12 to 18 inches, so plant seeds closer to prevent lots of spreading or plant further apart to make a nice border.

PLANT CARE

  • Check your plants regularly to see if they need watering. Make sure they don’t dry out.
  • Divide perennial types every 3 to 4 years to ensure healthy plants and to prevent excessive spreading.
  • Be sure to remove faded/dead flowers to prolong blooming.
  • You can cut back black-eyed Susans after they flower and a second, smaller bloom may occur in late fall.

PESTS/DISEASES

  • These plants are susceptible to powdery mildew fungi, so begin an organic antifungal program if the lower leaves turn brown and twisted.
  • Slugs and snails
  • Aphids
  • Powdery mildew
  • Rust
  • Smut
  • Leaf spots

HARVEST/STORAGE

After the first season, black-eyed susans can reseed themselves!




This product was added to our catalog on Friday 29 September, 2017.



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