Rudbeckia hirta Seeds

Black Eyed Susan Seeds

A true staple of any garden or meadow, these versatile, drought-tolerant plants light up the summer landscape with their sunny golden blooms.
Zones3 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Winter Interest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size12-36" tall
Bloom TimeSummer to fall
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SKUHC015971

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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Native 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.
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Associated SKUsHC015971
HC013236 (1 Pound)
HC013237 (1/4 Pound)
Common Name
Black Eyed Susan Seeds
Botanical Name
Rudbeckia hirta
Seed Life Cycle
Biennial
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Yellow
Bloom Time
Summer to fall
Mature Height
12-36" tall
Ships As
Seed
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Non-GMO
Yes
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 5,445 sq ft.
1 lb covers 21,780 sq ft.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Multiplies / Naturalizes, Winter Interest
Additional Information
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Ships To Canada
Yes
Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
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