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Black eyed susan flower

Black eyed susan flower

Black eyed susan flower

Black eyed susan is a flower native to Japan with large black leaves that contrast with the yellow flowers.Members of the aster family, Asteraceae, the “black eye” is named for the dark, brown-purple centers of its daisy-like flower heads. The plants can grow to over 3 feet tall, with leaves of 6 inches, stalks over 8 inches long, and flowers with a diameter of 2 to 3Black-eyed Susans are good for cut flowers; they also work well for borders or in containers.Butterflies, bees, and a variety of insects are attracted to the flowers for the nectar. As they drink the nectar, they move pThese plants bloom from June to October. Note that they can be territorial in that they tend to squash out other flowers growing near them.These hearty flowers really enjoy the Sun. They prefer full sun, though they’ll grow in partial sun.ant to another, causing it to grow fruits and seeds that can move about easily with the wind.

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I have heavily landscaped an acre so I use flowers that self-seed, perennials and bulbs as much as possible. The Susans are the most invasive flowers I have. I sprinkled a lot of seeds about 10 years ago and they quickly covered everything. They even pop up all over the lawn so I spend time pulling some out and planting them along fencelines. Works well as long as they are small. If it wasn’t for them, there would be flowers in some areas so I’m glad they spread. Rudbeckia hirta is an upright annual (sometimes biennial or perennial) growing 30–100 cm (12–39 in) tall by 30–45 cm (12–18 in) wide. It has alternate, mostly basal leaves 10–18 cm long, covered by coarse hair, with stout branching stems and daisy-like, composite flower heads appearing in late summer and early autumn. In the species, the flowers are up to 10 cm (4 in) in diameter, with yellow ray florets circling conspicuous brown or black, dome-shaped cone of many small disc florets.

This cheerful, widespread wildflower is considered an annual to a short-lived perennial across its range. Bright-yellow, 2-3 in. wide, daisy-like flowers with dark centers are its claim-to-fame. They occur singly atop 1-2 ft. stems. The stems and scattered, oval leaves are covered with bristly hairs. Coarse, rough-stemmed plant with daisy-like flower heads made up of showy golden-yellow ray flowers, with disk flowers forming a brown central cone.The flower of the black-eyed Susan has bright yellow petals and a brownish-black, dome-shaped center. The flowers grow on stems with small, rough hairs and bloom in June to October. The plant's green leaves grow up to six inches in length. Black-eyed susans grow to four feet tall. Low-maintenance and lovely, black-eyed Susan flowers start opening in early summer and keep on coming until fall frost. Most black-eyed Susan plants are perennial, although some are short-lived at best. Happily, many black-eyed Susans self-sow readily, ensuring a continued presence in the garden. (Source: www.hgtv.com)

 

 

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