Black Eyed Susan Wildflower
0.25 lb Bag
Black-eyed Susan is a native, biannual, popular in wildflower gardens and is also a useful component of erosion-control mixes for road cuts and hillsides. It’s bright yellow petals that fall from a dark center makes it a striking plant. In Colorado, it is found at elevations between 5,000 and 9,500 feet. Because it is a biannual, it usually develops as a rosette the first year and flowers the second year, although some plants may flower their first year. Black-eyed Susan is extremely drought tolerant but supplemental water during dry periods will improve stand density and extend the flowering period. Birds, bees, and butterflies are attracted to its 2- to 3-inch-wide flowers, and birds like its seeds. It is not attractive to deer, so it is a wildflower that can do particularly well in areas with large deer populations. Seed is best sown in the late fall after frost and should be covered with 1/4 to 1/2 inch of soil.
Min. Precipitation: 14" Highly Drought Tolerant