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Black Eyed Susan Seeds Rudbeckia hirta

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Packet $3.95
1 Ounce $12.50
1/4 Pound $29.95 40%
1 Pound $74.95 63%
5 Pounds $279.95
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  • Heirloom native North American Biennial
  • Long lasting, fast growing with yellow, daisy like flowers and a dark center
  • Thrives in full sun or partially shaded areas

Product Description

Black-Eyed Susan Seeds - Rudbeckia hirta Seed

A stalwart of any wildflower meadow, Black-Eyed Susan is perhaps the most emblematic of the classic North American Wildflowers. This flower is extremely resilient, and though it clearly prefers sun, our trials have consistently demonstrated that it can tolerate partial shade as well. Native to the eastern United States, it has been largely naturalized throughout the rest of the country.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Black Eyed Susan Seeds
    Botanical Name:Rudbeckia hirta
    Life Cycle:Annual, Perennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Shade
    Planting Season:Spring, Fall
    Plant Type:Naturalizing North American Native, Upright Branching Short-Lived Perennial, Ovate Leaf Shape
    Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower Garden, Deer Resistant, Dry Area Tolerant, Poor Soil Tolerant, Fast Growing, Extended Bloom Time, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Container Garden
    Blooms:Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
    Days to Maturity:60-90 Days
    Plant Height:12-27 inches
    Plant Spacing:6-8 inches
    Planting Depth:1/4 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Packet:350 mg
    Seeds per Pound:817, 000
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Plant Black Eyed Susans

    About Black Eyed Susans

    A stalwart of any wildflower meadow, Black Eyed Susan is perhaps the most emblematic of the classic North American wildflowers. It is extremely resilient and boasts beautiful, yellow, daisy-like flowers with a dark chocolate color center. Native to the eastern United States, it has been largely naturalized throughout the rest of the country.

    When to Plant Black Eyed Susan Seeds

    Black Eyed Susans do best when the soil temperature is at 70°F - which is between March and May for most of the U.S.

    Where to Plant Black Eyed Susan Seeds

    Black Eyed Susans thrive in full-sun conditions. They also do well in a wide-range of from clay to loam. If you have sandy soil prone to drying out, amend the soil with organic matter.

    How to Plant Black Eyed Susan Seeds

    The first step when planting Black Eyed Susans is to Cold Stratify your seeds. This can be achieved by planting several weeks before your final frost, or simulating these conditions in your refrigerator several weeks before planting. Broadcast sow directly onto the surface of the soil and compress them down, leaving the seeds uncovered.

    How to Care for Black Eyed Susans

    Be sure to remove faded and dying flowers to extend the blooming period. If Black Eyed Susans are deadheaded, a second bloom may appear in the fall.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Planting Video

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
    PacketUp to 80 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 625 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to10,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 1.3 Acres

Product Reviews

Global Rating: 5.00 from 3 reviews

Review By

Repeat customer, 1.5 years.

Always great seeds!


Review By

a field of flowers

the seeds arrived quickly and look nice two years ago I purchased the same types of seed I planted them I did not see them.the next year I did not see them.this year they came up I couldn't believe this they say patience while waiting for wild flowers.i am so pleased with the way my field looks I ordered more


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My Review: Beautiful

I have had this ongoing debate with my husban - and with others. Are Black Eyed Susies wildflowers? I say yes, they say no. Well, whatever they are they came up perfect and they have made quite a show. Yes, I see them "wild", but they are even better tamed!

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