Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan)
Rudbeckia, more commonly known as Black-eyed Susan, is typically grown as an annual except for the Rudbeckia fulgida species. The rest are tender or short-lived perennials that are treated as annuals. Black-eyed Susan flowers are heat and drought tolerant, and easy to grow, making them a great choice for low-maintenance summer beauty.
It is recommended to start rudbeckia indoors as transplants. Start the seeds in flats about 6 weeks before the average last frost date for your area. Barely cover the seeds as they need light for germination. Germination should occur within two weeks at 70 degrees.
Well drained average soil. Tolerant of poor soils also.
Rudbeckia is a long day flower, so flowering is initiated during the summer months. Planting in late summer/fall will result in little to no blooms.
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