Black-Eyed Susan Seeds
Black-Eyed Susan Seeds
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Black-Eyed Susan Seeds

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Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)


Seed Count: 80-100
Days to Germinate: 30 days of cold, moist stratification. See: Winter Sowing & Stratification
Depth to Sow: 1/4"
Seed Spacing: When seedlings are 2" high, thin to 1' apart
Color: Yellow
Height: 2'
Bloom Time: June - October
Sun Exposure: Full to partial sun
Soil Moisture: Moderately wet to dry soil
Soil Type: Sand, loam, clay
Attracts: Birds, butterflies, native bees
Natural Habitat: Prairies, plains, meadows, pastures, savannas & woodland edge
Drought Tolerance: High
Deer Resistance: High
Larval Host: Gorgone Checkerspot and Bordered Patch butterflies
Native Zone: AL, AR, CA, CO, CT DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
Pure Live Seed (PLS) Viability Value: 93.5%


Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) is a perennial coneflower with yellow-orange, slightly curved petals, each toothed at its apex. The 1-3 ft. stems and scattered, oval leaves are covered with bristly hairs. Flower heads are 2-3 in. wide.

Easy and trouble-free, it is a variable species with numerous varieties. It self-sows and produces abundant offsets.

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