We are so excited to be carrying Black Eyed Susan seeds (Rudbeckia hirta) from Grand Prismatic Seed!
Grand Prismatic says:
This beautiful wildflower native to Central and Eastern North America is now naturalized throughout all contiguous US states, and all Canadian provinces. The majority of our plants have solid yellow petals, with a few off-types being bi-colored yellow & red. It is a short-lived perennial in our region(Utah). However, it will act as an annual in very cold regions. Native pollinators love the exposed cone.
You can obtain beautiful sage greens on alum mordanted wool. Use the hot water method with fresh or dried flowers.
Direct sow Black Eyed Susan seeds anytime between your first frost and last frost. Seeds take about two weeks to germinate. Similarly, you can also sow seeds indoors. After that, you can transplant after danger of frost to 1’ spacing.
Packet: 200 seeds
ABOUT THE FARMERS:
James Young and Guy Banner are the co-owners and farmers of Grand Prismatic Seed. They made a commitment to grow high quality open pollinated seeds. Their seeds can withstand the stresses associated with high desert crop production. Over time, they expect to release new vegetable varieties adapted to the Intermountain West. James has a passion for growing natural dye plants/seeds. He learned his seedy ways from Wild Garden Seed in Philomath, Oregon. Guy has an affinity for medicinal herbs and plants native to the Great Basin, Intermountain West, and Colorado Plateau. He has an extensive background. For instance, it includes ethnobotany and habitat restoration, agroecology, native seed production, and ornamental gardening.
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