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Black Eyed Susan Seeds

Rudbeckia hirta

5.00 (8 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow these Rudbeckia Hirta seeds in late fall, pressing into the surface of the soil since this plant needs light to germinate. For spring planting, mix the Black Eyed Susan seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 30 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which usually takes 2-3 weeks. The Rudbeckia Hirta seeds can also be started indoors 6-8 weeks before planting in spring. Keep seedlings lightly moist, and transplant them as soon as they have developed several leaves.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established. This plant grows very quickly and needs little care. Though it grows well in fairly dry soil, it performs best with occasional watering in dry weather. This plant usually begins blooming in its second year of growth. Mature plants tolerate heat and drought well, as well as tolerating clay or rocky soils. Deadhead for the longest blooming period. Mature plants can be divided. This plant attracts butterflies, and may self-seed.

Harvesting: For cut flowers, choose stems with flowers that have just opened. Strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately.

Seed Saving: After the flower petals fall from the head, the center cone will begin to develop seed. Remove the seed heads as soon as the stem beneath the cone begins to turn dry and brown. Spread the seed heads out to dry away from direct sunlight, then separate the small Rudbeckia Hirta seeds from the stems by rubbing them lightly. Store the cleaned Black Eyed Susan seeds in a dry, cool place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Gloriosa Daisy, Yellow Ox-eye Daisy

Latin Name: Rudbeckia hirta

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Annual, Biennial, Tender Perennial

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 80,000

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 4 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 4 Weeks

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 24 Inches

Color: Yellow

Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall, Blooms Late Fall

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant

Black Eyed Susan Seeds 5.0
Review By Back eyed susan

arrived quickly

Packaging is nice,,, will plant and see how they germinate

Black Eyed Susan Seeds 5.0
Review By Hayden zone 7

Good results

I planted these in late spring / early summer, which was probably too late, but a lot of these still came up and flowered beautifully.

Black Eyed Susan Seeds 5.0
Review By Cynthia Greene

Love the seed packet, quality and instructions

From YouTube, Jeri Landers' "Hopalong Hollow" series, she spoke highly about this company. That is how I learned about the seeds and her suggestions how to grow from seed. I am a beginner and my first endeavor using "pods" is showing positive results! So excited to try more varieties of flowers and vegetables.

Black Eyed Susan Seeds 5.0
Review By Zen

Bringing some sunshine to your yard!

Easy to grow and reliable for your next seasons garden.

Black Eyed Susan Seeds 5.0
Review By Matt Varnum

Package

I have yet to plant these seeds but the seed packaging is the most beautiful that I have ever seen!

Black Eyed Susan Seeds 5.0
Review By Janelle

Black Eyed Susan Seeds

Seeds arrive quickly and always very well packaged!

Black Eyed Susan Seeds 5.0
Review By valerie shideler

The garden

EVERWILDE is my go to seed vendor! Love the products!

Black Eyed Susan Seeds 5.0
Review By Okie Girl

Black eyed susan

I purchased a package of the Rudbeckia hirta (Black-Eyed Susan) Wildflower Seeds last fall and winter sowed them in December. I believe every seed germinated. I planted in my yard and shared with friends. The blooms are to die for. Huge and vibrant. I will enjoys these more than you can imagine!

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~2000 Seeds) $2.98 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $5.96 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $12.00 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $30.00 -+
5 Lb Bulk Bag (2.27kg) $135.00 -+
10 Lb Bulk Bag (4.54kg) $240.00 -+
25 Lb Bulk Bag (11.3kg) $570.00 -+
50 Lb Bulk Bag (22.7kg) $1,080.00 -+
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Black-eyed Susan is probably the most popular wildflower for summer gardens. This biennial is so easy to grow, and produces a lot of showy yellow blooms that are liked by butterflies - so why not have it in the garden?
Legend has it that the name of this flower comes from popular poem "Black-Eyed Susan" by 19th century poet John Gay. In the poem, pretty Susan loved a sailor boy named William. Interestingly, this flower and Wild Sweet William always bloom at the same time. The genus name "Rudbeckia" honors a family of renowned scientists and professors, the Rudbecks of Sweden, who taught Carl Linnaeus at the University of Uppsula. The species name "amplexicaulis" means "stem-clasping," in reference to the growth of the leaves.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow these Rudbeckia Hirta seeds in late fall, pressing into the surface of the soil since this plant needs light to germinate. For spring planting, mix the Black Eyed Susan seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 30 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which usually takes 2-3 weeks. The Rudbeckia Hirta seeds can also be started indoors 6-8 weeks before planting in spring. Keep seedlings lightly moist, and transplant them as soon as they have developed several leaves.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established. This plant grows very quickly and needs little care. Though it grows well in fairly dry soil, it performs best with occasional watering in dry weather. This plant usually begins blooming in its second year of growth. Mature plants tolerate heat and drought well, as well as tolerating clay or rocky soils. Deadhead for the longest blooming period. Mature plants can be divided. This plant attracts butterflies, and may self-seed.

Harvesting: For cut flowers, choose stems with flowers that have just opened. Strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately.

Seed Saving: After the flower petals fall from the head, the center cone will begin to develop seed. Remove the seed heads as soon as the stem beneath the cone begins to turn dry and brown. Spread the seed heads out to dry away from direct sunlight, then separate the small Rudbeckia Hirta seeds from the stems by rubbing them lightly. Store the cleaned Black Eyed Susan seeds in a dry, cool place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Gloriosa Daisy, Yellow Ox-eye Daisy

Latin Name: Rudbeckia hirta

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Annual, Biennial, Tender Perennial

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 80,000

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 4 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 4 Weeks

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 24 Inches

Color: Yellow

Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall, Blooms Late Fall

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 8 reviews
5.0

Review By Back eyed susan

arrived quickly

Packaging is nice,,, will plant and see how they germinate

5.0

Review By Hayden zone 7

Good results

I planted these in late spring / early summer, which was probably too late, but a lot of these still came up and flowered beautifully.

5.0

Review By Cynthia Greene

Love the seed packet, quality and instructions

From YouTube, Jeri Landers' "Hopalong Hollow" series, she spoke highly about this company. That is how I learned about the seeds and her suggestions how to grow from seed. I am a beginner and my first endeavor using "pods" is showing positive results! So excited to try more varieties of flowers and vegetables.

5.0

Review By Zen

Bringing some sunshine to your yard!

Easy to grow and reliable for your next seasons garden.

5.0

Review By Matt Varnum

Package

I have yet to plant these seeds but the seed packaging is the most beautiful that I have ever seen!

5.0

Review By Janelle

Black Eyed Susan Seeds

Seeds arrive quickly and always very well packaged!

5.0

Review By valerie shideler

The garden

EVERWILDE is my go to seed vendor! Love the products!

5.0

Review By Okie Girl

Black eyed susan

I purchased a package of the Rudbeckia hirta (Black-Eyed Susan) Wildflower Seeds last fall and winter sowed them in December. I believe every seed germinated. I planted in my yard and shared with friends. The blooms are to die for. Huge and vibrant. I will enjoys these more than you can imagine!