Black Eyed Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Create and Craft

One of my favorite plants, next to the Morning Glory, is the black eyed susan.  Known in Latin as Rudbeckia Hirta, this relative of the sunflower boasts of bright yellow petals with a black eyed center (similar to the purple coneflower).

…check out these easy-care tips for growing from seed…use the colored text in orange to drop to the section you need).

Rudbeckia is drought tolerant, so you don’t need to water every day once established.  Keep in mind though, after you sow your seeds to be sure to keep the soil moist just until the little susan’s start to germinate.  But once your flowers are established, they live happily on minimal water.

Depending where the sun visit’s your garden, you can plant black eyed susan anywhere there is light.  It’s happy in

 full sun ~ part sun ~ part shade…so that gives you a ton of different places to plant your flowers.

To plant, using the easy-care approach, simply scatter in the spot you want them to grow.  It’s that simple; wildflowers are not picky.  But if you want to increase your germination ratio, make sure the seed has made contact with the soil.  It helps, but it’s not necessary.

Fertilizing is not necessary, but should you need to boost your soil, get yourself some Miracle-Gro Water Soluble All Purpose Plant Food from one of our favorite sponsor’s or mix in our favorite bone or blood meal into the top of the soil.

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