Black Eyed Susan is a beautiful, great selling perennial that is super easy to grow and super easy to propagate.
Several years ago I planted about 20 in a bed and for the past several years we dig up about 5 clumps, tear those clumps into pretty small pieces, pot them up and in a matter of weeks people are paying $6.97 each for them.
And I still have plenty more to dig and divide!
Dividing them is as easy as pie. We simply set the clump on The Wrap Around Potting Station, shake off as much soil as we can, and start tearing the clump apart. Each piece that we pot up is probably no bigger than your little finger. This spring I’ll have to shoot a video and add it to this page.
I really need to do this with a lot more perennials, it’s just too darn easy.
Black Eyed Susan is a sun loving perennial that is both heat and drought tolerant. It’s also a great pollinator attracting bees and butterflies. They are hardy in zones 3 through 7. They grow about 2′ tall and each clump will get about 2′ wide.
There are several varieties of Rudebeckia and most are similar, some have smaller blooms but I’ve seen one called Cherry Brandy Black Eyed Susan that is on my “Must Have” list.
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