Black-Eyed Susan


Available Now!






Black-Eyed Susans are a burst of sunshine in the garden! Known for its bright yellow or yellow-orange petals and distinctive dark brown-black centers which resemble an eye, this hardy and versatile perennial is one of the most popular wildflowers, native to North America. It was designated the state flower of Maryland in 1918 for its widespread presence and striking beauty. Black-Eyed Susan was named after a popular ballad, "Black Eyed Susan", by English poet John Gay which tells the story of a crying woman bidding her sailor farewell. These flowers typically grow between 1 to 3 feet tall and are characterized by their rough, hairy leaves and stems. They are popular in gardens, meadows, and wildflower mixes due to their vibrant color and ease of growth. They tend to blanket open fields and grow well in borders and containers. Black-Eyed Susans will brighten any landscape and provide lasting beauty throughout the growing season.

Also Known As:  Brown Betty, Brown Daisy, Gloriosa Daisy, Golden Jerusalem, Poorland Daisy, Yellow Ox-eye Daisy, Yellow Daisy, English Bull's Eye, Blackiehead, Brown-eyed Susan.

    We ship in 1 business day. Shipped with USPS First Class Mail.

    Plant Name:
    Daisy, Black-Eyed Susan
    Latin Name:
    Dracopis amplexicaulis or Rudbeckia amplexicaulis
    Days to Germinate: 12 - 21
    Days to Bloom: 60 - 90
    Plant Height: 2 - 3 Feet
    Bloom Diameter: 2 - 3 Inches
    Growth Habit: Upright
    USDA Zones: 3-9
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Brand: TomorrowSeeds
    Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade
    GMO: No
    Heirloom, Open-Pollinated
    Seeds Packed For*: 2025

    *Seeds are freshly packed for the growing season of the year listed. Seeds are still viable beyond pack date. Store in a cool and dry location such as the refrigerator or basement to best preserve germination rates.

    Planting Instructions:



    Soil Preparation:

    Remove weeds, large rocks, and litter from the planting area. Till the soil 8-10 inches deep and rake several times to break up large clods. It is best to do this when the soil is dry enough to not stick to garden tools. Loosening the soil will help the plant establish strong roots.


    Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last average frost date in Spring. Transplant, or direct sow seeds, to a permanent location in Spring after the ground has thawed and all danger of frost has passed.  For Fall planting, direct sow in late Fall before the ground freezes. Keep soil moist. Blooms the first year. Perennial.

    Planting Depth: 1/4 inch
    1 - 2 feet