Black Eyed Susan

(Rudbeckia hirta)
Add incredible color to your bouquets and beds.
An excellent variety with a high percentage of fully double, 4″ blooms. Petals are a beautiful golden orange, surrounding a dark, deep-set eye. Long, strong stems make for an ideal cut. Zones 9-10. Ht. 24-28″
One of the most loved wildflowers. Golden-orange daisies, brown center: July-Sept. Ht: 60cm/24”.
The plant and root have both been used by North American native tribes to treat a wide range of ailments — from worms in children to snakebites and earaches
Packet: Avg. .06 gm. App. 100 seeds. $3.00
Days to maturity or bloom:  100-120
GERMINATION: 8-14 days at 68-72ºF (20-22ºC).
CULTURE: Indoors – 8-10 weeks before last frost. Light is needed for germination, cover seed lightly. Bottom water, or mist to avoid covering seed. Transplant out after danger of frost is past. Outdoors – 2 weeks before last frost, in groups of 3-4 seeds. Thin. Deadheading increases bloom. Best grown as an annual.  Re-seeds.
LIGHT/SOIL: Full sun; average, well-drained soil.
SPACING: 12-18″.
USE: Fresh or dried cut flower, beds, pots, back of borders, wildflower plantings, meadows, cottage gardens.
HARVEST: Blooms are completely open. Dry in silica gel.
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