Black Eye Susan

A well known clay buster, black eye susan will grow in nearly any soil you can find. The key is to get it established when the soil can be worked. This tough perennial will come back every year with out fail. There are a couple new types of black eye susan seeds that have new colors and some fully double heads

Common Name:Black eye susan
Latin Name:Rudbekia hirta
Type:Perennial
Height:36"
Sun Light:Full is best for strongest growth
Width:24"
Spacing:24"
Average Germination:7-14 days
Zones:All, Will readily reseed
Bloom size: 5"
Colors: Yellow with black center
Bloom time: Early spring thru fall
Soil: Not real picky, will grow in anything
Sow:No more than 1/8" deep as the seeds are very small. Keep soil moist and use a slug bait to prevent your seedlings from being eaten in one night
Fertilizer: Any common fertilizer will do
When to plant: You can broad cast black eye susan seeds any time of year
Coverage:1 oz covers 500 sq feet
Propagation: Seed, you can start them indoors if so inclined but they are so strong you can direct sow with no troubles at all
Description: About the toughest perennial there is next to the sunflower maximillian. Clay soils, no problem it laughs at it. You can amend your soil with compost and get a stronger fuller plant. But, if you don't have good soil this flower is for you.

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