Black-Eyed Susans

Put a kiss in your garden. The bright yellow blooms of the Black-Eyed Susan brighten everyone's spirits, whether in mass planting or as cut flowers in a vase. Not only will you love the Black-Eyed Susan, but so will Butterflies!

They are long-lasting flowers that keep the garden going with brilliant color into the late season. It is native to North America and one of the most popular wildflowers grown. They tend to blanket open fields, often surprising the passerby with their golden-yellow beauty. Black Eyed Susan's return dependably with more and more blooms each year, and best of all, are among the easiest plants to grow.

Butterflies, bees, and a variety of insects are attracted to the flowers for the nectar. As they drink the nectar, they move pollen from one plant to another benefiting your garden as a whole. Susan's work great for cut flowers; and also work well for borders or in containers.

We offer these seeds at Heaven on Earth Garden Center in Moss Bluff.

  • Perennial
  • Full Sun
  • Summer through Fall
  • Days to Maturity: 60-90
  • Brand: Livingston 
  • Non-GMO Seeds: seed that has not undergone genetic modification in a laboratory.)


  • Plant black-eyed Susans when the soil temperature has reached 70°F for best seed germination. In many parts of North America, the planting period is March to May. The flower will flower June to September. Germination takes 7 to 30 days.
  • Plant seeds in moist, well-drained soil.
  • These hearty flowers really enjoy the Sun. They prefer full sun, though they’ll grow in partial sun.
  • Sow by seed in loosely covered soil.
  • It’s best if soil is fertile (not poor) though they can tolerate tough conditions.
  • Black-eyed Susans generally grow between 1 and 3 feet tall (though they can grow taller) 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.
  • Check your plants regularly to see if they need watering. Make sure they don’t dry out.
  • Divide perennial types 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.
After the first season, black-eyed Susans can reseed themselves!