Rudbeckia hirta Seeds
Black Eyed Susan Seeds
DetailsNative to the United States, this garden and meadow favorite adds spectacular color and dependability in the summer months. Fabulous on its own or paired with other varieties such as Purple Coneflower, Black Eyed Susans are a must-have for any gardener in any region.
HAS2EQP (1/4 Pound)
HAS2E01 (1 Pound)
|Common Name||Black Eyed Susan Seeds|
|Botanical Name||Rudbeckia hirta|
|Seed Life Cycle||Biennials|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade|
|Mature Height||12-36" tall|
|Bloom Time||Summer to fall|
|Coverage||1/4 lb covers 5,445 sq ft.
1 lb covers 21,780 sq ft.
|Seeds Per Pound||861,825|
|Soil Moisture||Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil|
|Native To||North America|
|Native To||Originally thought to be a native of only the North Americans plains, but now thought to be native all the way from the plains to the Atlantic coast in the mid-Atlantic states.|
|Ideal Region||Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow, Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Containers, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Winter Interest, Low Maintenance, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes|
|Storable||Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||Yes|
Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions
- Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
- Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
- Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
- We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
- Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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Comments about High Country Gardens Rudbeckia hirta Seeds:
I have never been able to get black eyed Susan's to flourish from a potted plant and thought I would try seeds. I'm happy to say the seeds took off immediately without and additional work and are hearty/beautiful!
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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