It’s true, Blackeyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) might take over your garden as it has done mine. But do we mind? Look at that cheerful beauty, stunning still in October this year!
I let the six blackeyed susan plugs that I planted last year reseed themselves. This year, I have a huge abundance of these brilliant beauties! I’ve pulled a lot of seedlings.
Yes, these plants require a ruthless hand to weed out excessive plants. But I absolutely recommend planting them anyway. They give me a smile every time I walk by or look out the window, which is worth a lot of weedy seedling pulling!
See above, where the blackeyed susans are overtaking yarrow, which is also a fast growing plant! I had to pull out several plants to give this yarrow some breathing room and make sure sunlight reaches them.
Blackeyed susans have a long bloom time: August until freezing. This year we’re having such beautiful fall weather with only a few frosty nights up until today, which is why the flowers are still so gorgeous.
I would recommend planting these cheerful flowers where they have plenty of room to spread and sprawl about. That way you don’t have to worry so much about pulling seedlings!