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Black-Eyed Susan
(Rudbeckia hirta)

Black-Eyed Susan
A dark, chocolate-brown central disk gives the popular Black-Eyed Susan its name. Stems branch near the middle, and the 2" flower heads are borne at the tips of the branches, forming a golden mound. It thrives throughout the United States and is probably the most common of all wildflowers. As a cut flower, it has a vase life of 5-10 days.

The Facts..

DESCRIPTION:
  • Yellow ray flowers sometimes have reddish bases and droop slightly from the flattened, cone-shaped disk. The stems and leaves bear coarse, bristly hairs.
  • 1 - 3 feet high
  • Blooms APRIL-OCTOBER
PLANTING:
  • FALL-WINTER-SPRING
  • Plant in well-drained soils in FULL SUN.
  • 1/16" - Cover seeds with 1/16" of soil or gently rake them in. If possible, gently water them in after sowing and continue to keep them damp until they are established.
  • At 70 degrees F, seeds should sprout in 7-30 days.
SEEDING:
  • 2 pounds per acre
  • 1 packet covers 390 square feet
Grows well with other wildflowers. State flower of Maryland. Can be used in fields, pastures, roadsides, hillsides, meadows, wildflower and floral gardens, mixtures.



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7765 FM 1696
Bedias, Texas 77831

Phone: 936-395-0308
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August 19, 2003

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