Quick-growing and drought-resistant, Black-Eyed Susans are an excellent addition to the low-maintenance garden or wildflower pollinator patch on your property. Their vibrant yellow coneflower-shaped blooms have a deep black center, and they aid in attracting butterflies and other wildlife to help increase biodiversity in your local area. Growing between 1 to 3 feet tall, they are an excellent choice to add height to your flower patch or to border your home landscape.
A symbol of justice and encouragement, Black-Eyed Susans are appropriate gifts for anyone who may need that extra boost of motivation to keep going through difficult times in their life. Native to North America, they are the official state flower of Maryland and can often be seen growing in common suburban landscapes across the United States and Canada.
Growing Black-Eyed Susans in GardenSoxx® | Plant Family: Asteraceae
How to Grow Black-Eyed Susans in Your GardenSoxx®
Black-Eyed Susan seeds can be sown directly into your GardenSoxx once the danger of frost has passed in spring. You can also plant them as established transplants to get a head-start on your flower garden earlier in the season. While most varieties are annual flowers, the flower heads will go to seed at the end of the season and they can re-establish themselves on their own. You also have the option of collecting the seeds yourself to re-plant as you wish the following year.
Black-Eyed Susans make a gorgeous addition to a colorful wildflower bouquet and will last about 10 days in a vase if the stem is cut just before the flower bloom opens.