How To Grow Rudbeckia Seeds?

by Matilda Kuun
(New Britain, CT)

I have a nice Rudbeckia plant in my garden. I have not been growing it for too long but I want more of them. Can I plant my Rudbeckia seedheads?

Plant Guides Answer

It's hard to be satisfied with just one Black Eyed Susan. You can imagine the big gold flowers brightening so many areas of the yard.

Although, division is the more usual method of propagation, the seeds will sprout. You will, no doubt, find this out as you continue to grow Rudbeckia. Seedlings will come up, all by themselves, in the most unexpected places.

Leave the seeds on the plants until the seed heads are brown and dry. Then shake the seeds out.

If you put the seeds in the fridge for about 3 weeks before you plan to sow them, the germination rate will be higher. If you have lots of seeds, don't worry about doing this. Enough will sprout without it.

You can sow the seeds in the house in small containers or outside in the ground if you wait until after the last frost. They can be planted in spring, summer or fall.

Black Eyed Susan is very easy to grow from seed. I'm sure you won't have any problems.

Growing Black Eyed Susan

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