Black-Eyed Susan

Black-Eyed Susan - Seeds & Bulbs

Black-Eyed Susan
(Rudbeckia hirta)

Beautiful 2" to 4" daisylike flowers with orange/yellow petals. Blooms for a long time - at least 60 days. Even thought it is grown as an annual, Black-eyed Susan is technically a short-lived perennial and may come back for a second or third year. Reseeds itself, and can be used as a wildflower. One packet will cover 20 square feet.

Flower Type: Annual
Bloom Time: Summer to Early Fall
Height: 1' to 3'
Exposure: Sun or Part Shade

Estimated Seed Count
Area Covered
2 oz
2,750 sq ft
4 oz
5,500 sq ft
1 lb
22,000 sq ft

When to Sow Outside: Early Spring - 3 to 4 Weeks before last frost. Can be planted as late as 2 months before first fall frost.
When to Sow Inside: 6 weeks before last frost. For blooms the first year, it is recommended that you start indoors.
Seed Depth: 1/8 "
Seed Spacing: 4"
Days to Emerge: 10 to 15
Thinning: When 1" tall thin to 1' to 2' apart

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