Who wants a black eye?
Introducing the vivacious Black-Eyed Susan wildflowers, a stunning addition to any garden! These yellow and black blooms pack a punch. With their bright yellow petals and dark centers, they'll add a pop of color and charm to your outdoor space. These easy-to-grow beauties will bloom all summer long, attracting butterflies and bees to your yard. Don't miss out on the joy and beauty these wildflowers will bring!
This low maintenance, easy-to-grow annual is a magnet for pollinators, making it perfect for a wide range of regions throughout the United States. The adaptable nature makes it a great choice for poor soils and tough conditions. Plus, each package of Black-Eyed Susan seed balls contains 100% pure, non-GMO and neonicotinoid-free seeds; so you can be sure that your blooms will be vibrant and healthy.
Best of all, we are proud to offer this amazing product with a Guaranteed to Grow assurance meaning you'll have bold yellow blooms in every corner come summertime!
Each Black-Eyed Susan Wildflower (Rudbeckia Hirta) seed ball contains 15-20 black-eyed susan seeds. We recommend planting one seed ball per square foot for a meadow look.
Fun Fact: Black-Eyed Susan wildflowers have a long history of medicinal use by Indigenous peoples in North America. They were used to treat a variety of ailments, including colds, flu, swelling, and snakebites. The roots were also used as a wash for skin irritations and to make a tea for digestive issues.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Which states can I grow these Black-Eyed Susan Seed Bombs?
A: Check out the handy map below. These wildflowers are considered native flowers in the green states. They are considered introduced species of wildflowers in blue states (Alaska).
Q: Do I really just throw them on the ground?
A: In short, yes.
The optimum planting time depends upon your climate and average rainfall. In areas with colder winters, spring or early summer seeding is best. Spring plantings should be done as soon as the planting area can be worked, but after the last frost. Early summer plantings should only be done if rainfall patterns are anticipated or supplemental irrigation is available.
“Dormant” seeding can be done in late fall when temperatures are low enough that the seeds will not germinate until weather warms the following spring. In mild climates, plant fall through spring, to take advantage of winter rainfall. A fall planting allows the plants to develop and provide an earlier display of flowers in the spring. If planted in spring, make certain rainfall is expected; otherwise, supplemental irrigation will need to be supplied.
Q: What are the growing instructions for Black-Eyed Susan wildflowers?
A: These easy going, low maintenance, drought-tolerant plants are a favorite for use in container gardens, mixed beds, rock gardens and water-wise landscapes.
Sunlight: Full sun, can tolerate Half-Sun although not ideal
Maturity: 60 days from seed to flower
Height: 12-36" tall
Spacing: 12 to 18 inches apart in all directions
Germination Time:7-10 days after sowing depending on soil and weather.
Days To Bloom: 40-70 days after germination
Planting Time: Mid February until mid May and mid August until mid November.
Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia Hirta) can tolerate poor soil with medium moisture and plenty of sunshine. Don't worry though, they are hardy and will tolerate poor soil conditions and moderate drought once established. Work a shovelful or two of well-aged manure or organic compost into the soil prior to planting to improve soil conditions and help promote abundant blooms. Then plant seed balls halfway into the soil with spacing as indicated above. Keep moist and water daily until they are 4-6" tall, unless rains will provide ample water (such as in the spring or fall).
Q: How many do I need for my space?
A: Each Black-Eyed Susan Seedle contains between 15 and 20 wildflower seeds. Each Seedle can cover up to 1 square foot of space, but for a denser look of flowers place 2-3 per square foot.
Q: How big are they?
A: Each Seedle is the size of a nickel, some are slightly smaller, some bigger.
Q: What zones do Black-Eyed Susan wildflower seeds grow?
A: Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
Q: Does this Red Poppy flower go by other names?
A: Yes, it is also referred to as Brown-eyed Susan, yellow ox-eye daisy, golden Jerusalem, and gloriosa daisy.
Q: Can you write me a short poem about Red Poppy wildflowers?
A: I sure can ...
"Amidst the greenery they stand,
Bright and bold, a golden band,
Black-eyed Susans, wild and free,
A joyous sight for all to see.
Their faces turned towards the sun,
A symbol of the warmth to come,
They dance and sway in gentle breeze,
A vision that will surely please.
So gather 'round, both young and old,
And let your heart and soul unfold,
With Black-Eyed Susan's cheerful charm,
A beauty that will never harm."