This great wildflower of North America is among the famous group of wildflowers that inhabit the prairies. The Black Eyed Susans were the first to become domesticated garden flowers. Showy flowers brighten summer and fall beds. They are good cut flowers that will rebloom late in season after earlier cutting. They are excellent in sunny borders, mixed with clumps of ornamental grasses, or naturalized in meadows.
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Most perennials (including Black-eyed Susans) should be divided every three years.Divide these plants with a spade or pitchfork one can cut the plant ball into several pieces as long as there are significant roots
Dig up the clump in the Autumn, at least 30 days before the first frost,
remove any dead or woody material
Divide these plants with a spade or pitchfork one can cut the plant ball into several pieces as long as there are significant roots
Dig a hole for each divided section in the new location. Be sure that each hole is larger than the root system of each division.
Place a clump of Black-eyed Susans in the newly dug hole.
Cover the roots with soil. Be sure to press the soil down firmly in order to eliminate any air pockets.
Water the Black-eyed Susan thoroughly. Be sure to keep the divided plants watered unti they are established.