black eyed susans - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by ggcreates
June 30, 2010
Is it to late to plant
black eyed susan seeds?


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Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010
It's often best to plant perennial wildflower seed in the fall, since that's nature's way. Often these seeds require some stratification, (exposure to cool, moist conditions for a period of time) in order to germinate. This is true for Black-Eyed Susans (Rudibeckia). You can plant them in spring, too, but you'll need to pretreat seeds by refrigerating them in a plastic bag with moistened growing medium (like seed-starting soil) for a couple of weeks. Enjoy!

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