Stadium Flowers

Stadium Flowers

Posted by stadiumflowers on July 13, 2011 Stadium General Blog

Black-Eyed Susans

Black-eyed susans are long-blooming perennials and one of the most common wildflowers grown. They have daisy-like flower heads and deep brown-purple centers. These flowers can tolerate tough conditions and are good for cut flowers; they are also good for borders or in containers.

Planting

§  Plant seeds in moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

§  Black-eyed susans grow to be between 1 and 3 feet tall and can spread between 12 to 18 inches, so plant seeds closer to prevent lots of spreading or plant further apart to make a nice border.

Care

§  Check your plants regularly to see if they need watering. Make sure they don’t dry out.

§  Divide your plants every 3 to 4 years to ensure healthy plants and to prevent excessive spreading.

§  Be sure to remove faded/dead flowers to prolong blooming.

§  You can cut back black-eyed susans after they flower and a second, smaller bloom may occur in late fall.