Flowers Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan)

Rudbeckia triloba
Organic Flower Seed

Product ID: 1969G

Densely branched, productive filler.

Profuse blooms of adorable, 1 1/2– 2 1/2", bright yellow flowers with small, black/brown centers. Wiry, well-branched stems have few leaves, making this an excellent cut flower. Also serves as a filler or accent flower in bouquets. This native U.S. wildflower tolerates most conditions, including drought, once established. Short-lived perennial in Zones 3–9; typically flowers in the first year but may not bloom until second year if heavily crowded. Stems are reddish in color and have fine hairs. Leaves at the base of the plant are three-lobed, as indicated by the plant's Latin name species: triloba. Also known as brown-eyed Susan and browneyed Susan. USDA Certified Organic. Ht. 48–60". Avg. 34,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.


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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-10 days at 70-75°F (21-24°C). For best results prechill for 30 days

SOWING: Transplant - Sow 5-7 weeks before last frost. Cover seed lightly (1/64"). For best results, prechill for 30 days: Place seedling flats outside or in the refrigerator and keep moist for 30 days. After chilling, move flats into a warm location until emergence. Direct seed - Gently press seed into soil as soon as soil can be worked in early spring or fall. Pinching not required. Reseeds.





VASE LIFE: 10-14 days. Newly opened flowers might wilt when first harvested but will rehydrate and correct. More mature blooms that have been open for a few days will be firmer at harvest.

HARVEST: When blooms are completely open.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average soil. Drought tolerant once established.

USES: Excellent cut flower, beds, and borders.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed Susan

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Rudbeckia triloba

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

90 - 100 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).


Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated

Product Features

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies
Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.

Supplies that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.

Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets