Black-Eyed Susan, “Indian Summer” Seeds
These radiant, single and semi-double flowers hold their heads up high even in heat and drought without the need for staking. Enjoy their glorious beauty as they seduce butterflies with promises of nectar and provide seeds for birds in winter. A long-lasting cut flower with a long bloom period. ‘Indian Summer’ is an All-America Selections winner and recipient of the European Fleuroselect Quality Mark in 1995. In 2000, it won the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
50 mg packet contains ~46 seeds.
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and as late as 2 months before your average first fall frost date.
When to Start Inside: 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 10–15 days
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18"
Thinning: When 1"– 2" tall, thin to 1 every 18"
Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest flowers in the morning, choosing those that have just unfurled all their petals.