How to Plant and Grow Black Eyed Susan Flower Seeds

October 15, 2008

The Black Eyed Susan is a flower that just about everyone recognizes. Its yellow and black coloring makes it an unmistakable flower that can grow almost anywhere. Plant Black Eyed Susan flower seeds in a flower bed, a meadow or anywhere that needs a dash of bright color.

Black Eyed Susan seeds are fast growing, emerging in as little as a week. They soon grow to a 3’ plant that is full of brightly-colored flowers. These flowers are often grown as wildflowers and used in wild areas or in gardens that are landscaped with native flowers. They easily resist drought and don’t need watering. Black Eyes Susan seeds should be planted in full sun if possible, but they are also known to tolerate partial shade.

The seeds are planted close to the surface of the ground, with only about 1/16” of soil covering them. The soil needs little preparation and does not require fertilizer. Black Eyed Susan seeds will grow in even poor soils that won’t grow less hearty flowers. They also have a strong resistance to plant disease and insects, making them extremely low maintenance flowers to grow. With almost no care black eyed susan seeds will bloom into tall, sturdy plants that bloom with graceful flowers.


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