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Black Eyed Susan Seeds (Dwarf) - Rustic Mix Rudbeckia hirta

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  • Native North American heiroom half-hardy annual
  • Fast growoing rich, large red and yellow summer blooms
  • Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas

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Black Eyed Susan - Dwarf Rustic Mix

The term Dwarf is relative here, as most gardeners may not consider a two foot tall plant a true dwarf! But compared to its towering 36" cousins, our Black Eyed Susan Rustic Dwarf Mix is just that! Compact plants offer a bounty of vibrant blooms in rich hues of red and yellow with signature dark centers. Considered a half-hardy Annual, this beautiful mix may require reseeding in colder climates.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Black Eyed Susan Seeds (Dwarf) - Rustic Mix
    Botanical Name:Rudbeckia hirta
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Spring, Fall
    Plant Type:Naturalizing North American Native, Rich Hues of Yellow with Gold, Bronze, and Mahogany Blooms, Daisy-like Flowers with Dark Center, Herbaceous Habit
    Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower Garden, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Poor Soil Tolerant, Fast Growing, Extended Bloom Time, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Container Garden
    Color:Yellow, Orange, Red
    Blooms:Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
    Days to Maturity:60-90 Days
    Plant Height:19 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 Rustic Mix 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

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