Care of Black Eyed Susan - Knowledgebase Question

Philadelphia, PA
Question by medseckids
August 25, 1998
At the end of the season, what should I do with my black eyed susans to ensure their return next year? Do they need to be cut back or just let them die off? Will the plant multiply next year?


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Answer from NGA
August 25, 1998

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Black-eyed Susans are a low-maintenance perennial, so you need not cut them back. Regular deadheading during the growing season will encourage steady bloom. They will appreciate a top-dressing in spring with rich compost, and will respond with increased growth. In general, they do best when divided every 3-4 years. Enjoy!

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