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Black Eyed Susan


Delightful native wildflower of the prairie. Easy to grow from seed. Forms a basal rosette the first year and flowers the following year. Attracts pollinators. Native Americans used the root in medicine, though the seeds are poisonous.

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Data sheet

Soil Type: Silty Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Peaty Soil, Saline Soil, Chalky Soil, Clay Soil, All - Tolerant of Most Soil Types.
Zones: Annuals (Grow in All Zones), 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Water Needs: Low, Moderate, Low/Moderate, Moderate/High
Light: Full Sun, Full Sun/Partial Shade
Growth Cycle: Biennial
Color: Orange
Height: f: Up to 2 Feet
Growing Instructions: Sow seeds in spring 15"-18" apart just below soil surface at 70F and keep moist until germination 7-14 days.
Warnings: Seeds are Poisonous
Special Features: Butterflies and Pollinators, Medicinal Value, Cut Flowers
Growth Rate: Moderate, Fast