Heirloom Organic Black-eyed Susans Flower Seeds
A stalwart of any wildflower meadow, Black-Eyed Susan is perhaps the most emblematic of the classic North American Wildflowers. This flower is extremely resilient, and though it clearly prefers sun, our trials have consistently demonstrated that it can tolerate partial shade as well. Native to the eastern United States, it has been largely naturalized throughout the rest of the country.
Sow Black-Eyed Susan wildflower seeds outdoors any time in the late fall or as early in the spring as the ground can be cultivated. Prepare soil by loosening the top 1 - 2 inches and removing any weeds. Sow the Rudbeckia Hirta seeds into the loosened soil and rake in.
Rudbeckia hirta, commonly called black-eyed Susan, is a North American flowering plant in the sunflower family, native to Eastern and Central North America and naturalized in the Western part of the continent as well as in China. The specific epithet hirta is Latin for “hairy”, and refers to the trichomes (hairs) occurring on leaves and stems. Other common names for this plant include: brown-eyed Susan, brown betty, gloriosa daisy, golden Jerusalem, English bull's eye, poor-land daisy, yellow daisy, and yellow ox-eye daisy
Butterfly attractant for enhancing gardens
Butterflies are attracted to Rudbeckia hirta. It is a larval host to the bordered patch, gorgone checkerspot, and silvery checkerspot species.
Traditional Native American uses
The plant is thought to be an herbal medicine by Native American for various ailments. The roots but not the seedheads of Rudbeckia hirta can be used much like the related Echinacea purpurea with unsubstantiated claims to boost immunity and fight colds, flu and infections. The Ojibwa people used it as a poultice for snake bites and to make an infusion for treating colds and worms in children.
Scientific name: Rudbeckia hirta
Higher classification: Coneflowers