Growing And Taking Care Of Your Black Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia)

It is no lie that there are hundreds of different varieties of plants and flowers all across the globe. In fact, there are so many that sometimes, it can be quite difficult to distinguish between two or three different types simply because they look and behave so similarly. This is the same case with the flower known as the Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia). This is a flower that can be mistaken for many different things, or rather different types of plants, and for good reason. With the similarity to the petals and overall shape of a daisy, as well as it’s bright, vibrant yellow hue on the petals that surround a black center that look identical to a sunflower, this plant is one of the most recognizable in your typical garden. It is also a great plant for any first time gardener to add to their yard, as it requires such little maintenance while adding great beauty and diversity. In this article today, we are going to take a closer look at the Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia), and give you some inside tips and tricks for keeping them thriving in your garden this year. With that’s said, let’s get started on our closer look.

The Black Eyed Susan

One of the neat things about these traditional garden flowers are that they require very little maintenance to keep them happy and thriving during bloom season. You will often see these flowers in many gardens, as they resemble the look of a daisy that is also a favorite among gardeners everywhere. Black Eyed Susan don’t have a wide range of color schemes, with the most common being the bright yellow petals that we are so familiar with. However, these flowers also come in petal colors of orange and other various brownish-orange tones, giving it almost a fall like feel. These flowers also typically bloom during the summer and fall time months, and can range anywhere from one foot tall all the way up to nine feet tall.

How To Care For Your Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)

As with many flowers that are out there I’m the world today, the Black Eyed Susan plants are also quite low maintenance for the most part, and don’t require as much upkeep to thrive. It is best to plants these flowers where they will be in contact with full sunlight the majority of the day. You will also want to plant them in a well draining soil, and water them regularly during frost season in your garden. After that, regular watering is not as crucial as they will be more we’ll established in your yard by that point.

This is a variety of flower that you will want to dehead frequently. Deheading allows for the plant to continue to bloom for longer, and also helps with self seeding, so that they return each year. However, you can let them continue for the remainder of the season until they begin to wither away for the year, since they do self seed for the most part (as we said).

Black Eyed Susans are quite hardy plants, and can thrive in many different regions. They do beat in climates that reach temperatures higher than sixty degrees during blooming season, which is the majority of the country during the summer months when it is out. In any case, the Rudbeckia is a type of flower you will definitely want to add to your garden.

When it comes to summer time gardens, you should add Black Eyed Susans to the top of your list for planting. With their low maintenance and vibrant hues, they make a great addition. They also can reach outstanding heights, and add a little bit of variety to the other plants that you may have surrounding it. Of course, as always, you will want to do your research before you begin planting, as there are other varieties of rudbeckias that may need other requirements or care in the garden. If you would like more information on Black Eyed Susans (Rudbeckias), or have other questions and concerns regarding their growth and care while they are in your yard, you can find all that you are looking for online or via your local nursery as well.


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