Growing black-eyed Susan from seeds is the best way to begin adding these beautiful yellow perennials to your landscape. Black-eyed Susan plants are very easy to grow and grow in almost any type of soil. To add the beauty and color of black-eyed Susan to your home landscape, simply follow the step-by-step construction zone how to Plant black-eyed Susan flowers from seed.
What You Will Need
Black-Eyed Susan Seed
Step 1 - Choose a Time to Sow Seeds
If you sow black-eyed Susan seeds early enough in the spring planting season, you may be able to have beautiful black-eyed Susan flowers by June or July. Alternatively, you can wait until late spring or early summer to spread your black-eyed Susan seeds to ensure an abundance of blooms and flowers the following spring.
Step 2 - Purchase Black-Eyed Susan Seeds
Visit the garden section of your local home improvement store or visit a garden nuursery and search for packets of wildflower variety black-eyed Susan seeds. There are other types of flowers that are also called black-eyed Susan; however, if you ask a member of the staff for wildflower black-eyed Susan seeds, they will most likely know exactly what you're looking for.
Step 3 - Choose a Sunny Location
Although black-eyed Susan plans do not require much care at all, they do need a lot of direct sunlight to grow and thrive. So, choose a location that receives plenty of late morning and afternoon sunlight to sow your black-eyed Susan seeds in.
You can choose to limit the area for your black-eyed Susan plans to create small cutting gardens, or sow seeds over a large field area to create strikingly beautiful wildflower fields filled with yellow, Daisy-like black-eyed Susan flowers.
Step 4 - Sow the Black-Eyed Susan Seeds
In order to sow the seeds for your black-eyed Susan plants, simply spread the seeds on the top of the soil in the area that you wish them to grow in. You don't need to cover the seeds with soil or add mulch or fertilizer to the soil in order to start them. In fact, simply spread some on the ground and then leave them to grow on their own.
Step 5 - Caring for Black-Eyed Susan Plants
Black-eyed Susan plants are definitely one of the easiest, low maintenance plants there are. You don't need to add fertilizer to them and usually don't have to water much at all. However, if you do experience extended periods of drought, you may want to water them occasionally just to keep them from withering and wilting.
Step 6 – Treating for Diseases and Insects
Black-eyed Susan flowers are very hardy and are usually resistant to most types of diseases, insects and pests. However, if your black-eyed Susan plants are infected, treat the flowers with a quality organic insect repellent or fungicide.
Step 7 - Occasionally Thin Them Out
In order to prevent overcrowding of the plants, you should divide and separate the root clumps of the black-eyed Susan every 3 or 4 years and replant them.