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How to Grow Black Eyed Susans - Urban Farmer's Guide
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About Black Eyed Susans
Black Eyed Susans are one of the most popular and beautiful flowers around. Grown as annuals and perennials depending on your location. Perennials if grown in zones 3-8 and annuals in colder climates. Black Eyed Susans are also known species names Rudbeckia hirta.
Black Eyed Susan Varieties
There are 4 main varieties of Black Eyed Susans.
Angustifolia - Located in Southeastern United States.
Floridana - Located mostly in Florida.
Hirta - Located in Northeastern United States.
Pulcherrima Located across most of North America.
Planting Black Eyed Susans
The Black Eyed Susan needs need no special attention after planting. Give them a well drained, rich soil and they will grow great. They are sun worshippers so be sure to place in a sunny location.
Height: 30" inches
Spacing: 12-18" inches
Depth: 1/8" inch
Germination: 12-20 days
Rake a fine soil and then spread your daisy seeds over the soil. Place 1/8" inch of fine soil over the seeds. Water gently and be sure not to disturb the daisy seeds.
Black Eyed Susans are virtually care free. They will grow great no matter the heat, humidity, drought, or cold weather! Later in the season, the yellow petals will fall and the black centers will grow an abundance of seeds. Birds really love these seeds, so sit back and watch the beauty of this flower all summer long!