Black-Eyed Susan - Bulk Pricing (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
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.
To Plant A Meadow: Prepare soil by removing weeds and cultivating to loosen the soil. Spread seeds evenly over prepared soil. Pressing or rolling seeds onto soil will help improve germination rate. Keep soil slightly moist until seedlings are established.
To Plant in Beds and Borders:
Seed Depth: 1/8 "
Seed Spacing: 4"
Days to Emerge: 10 to 15
Thinning: When 1" tall thin to 1' to 2' apart