Black Eyed Susan Seeds; organic + heirloom

Black Eyed Susan Seeds; organic + heirloom

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One seed packet filled with wild magic: heirloom organic seeds grown and collected by hand on our small scale farm. For expert and aspiring gardeners. An environmentally conscious alternative to conventional seed.

In an effort to save on paper and ink, planting instructions can be found below. Printed instructions are available by selecting the option for our planting information postcard. A beautiful postcard including the main listing photo for this seed variety, plus detailed planting instructions on the back.

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{black eyed susan, goldsturm}
Rudbeckia fulgida
50+ seeds

Black eyed susans are a North-American native flower. Perfect for cutting, the more you cut the more will grow. Black eyed susans are easy to grow and need little to no attention or watering, even in drought. Come fall, birds are drawn to black eyed susan’s tiny seeds, providing them with much needed winter food. When grown from seed black eyed susans may need one season to establish roots before flowering. Black eyed susans spread both from roots and seeds. Be sure to plant in a part of the garden where they will have ample space and won't crowd other plants.

{planting information}
Days to Germination: 7-14 days
Lifecycle: perennial
Zone: 3-9
Sun Light: Full sun to partial shade
Height:1-3 feet
Spread: 1-1.5 feet
Bloom time: mid summer, late summer, early fall, late fall (tolerates frost)
Special notes: seeds require light for germination, seeds require stratification (see below)

{how to plant} 
Black Eyed Susan seeds need to be stratified. Stratification is a process where winter conditions are simulated so that germination may occur. Seeds may be sown in fall for natural stratification or simply store seeds in an airtight container in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours before sowing. Like many perennials black eyed susans sometimes require one full season of growth to establish root structure before flowering.

Seeds can be sown outdoors in spring or early summer, or indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost. The seeds require light for germination. If the flowerheads are allowed to remain, the plant will self-seed and new plants will grow the next season. Deadhead to prolong blooming and reduce self-seeding

Seeds are packaged in 100% recycled, 20% post-consumer waste brown kraft envelopes. Thank you for recycling again.