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Rudbeckia triloba – Prairie Glow (Brown-Eyed Susan)

by Jessica Fox

Brown-eyed Susans are a common sight during the summer and fall, with their cheerful yellow and brown flowers. They’re also one of the easiest perennials for new gardeners to grow. That said, Brown-eyed Susans love sun and moisture and like to be planted in moist soil, so they should be watered after planting to ensure they have enough water at first.

Here are some tips for growing this prairie-style flower:

1) If you’ve never grown any plants before, try starting with a well-known perennial such as Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’ (Brown-Eyed Susan).

2) You can start by looking online for a seed or seedling that you can grow indoors during the winter. Or if you live in a climate where winters are mild, you can start shopping for plants at nurseries or gardening centers now!

3) Plant your seeds or plants outdoors when temperatures rise above

Key facts about Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’

– This plant is a perennial, so it will grow back year after year with minimal care.

– They like moist soil and lots of sun, so make sure to water newly planted plants to ensure they get enough water.

– They’re also drought tolerant once established.

– Watch for any signs of pests or disease in your plants and remove them if you see them.

– These beautiful flowers bloom from late summer through fall.

How to grow Brown-Eyed Susan

1) Start by preparing the soil. Dig a hole twice as deep as your plant’s root ball and fill with potting mix or well-drained soil.

2) Set the plant in its hole and water it thoroughly. The best time to plant is during spring, when temperatures are mild and night temperatures hover around 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

3) Place your plants in a spot that gets six to eight hours of sun per day and lightly mulch their roots so they won’t dry out too quickly.

Steps for planting

1) Soak your Brown-eyed Susan seeds or plants in water overnight before planting them.

2) Pot the seedlings or plants in a sterile potting medium. You can use 50 percent perlite, 50 percent vermiculite, and 10 percent peat moss or coconut husk fiber.

3) Water the seedling or plant container every day until it’s established.

4) To start blooming, plant your Brown-eyed Susans about 18 inches apart from each other in full sun to partial shade.

5) Keep your soil moist at all times to make sure the flowers are getting enough moisture to bloom properly.

6) Pick off dead flowers as soon as they appear to prevent disease spread.

Caring for your Brown-eyed Susan

Brown-eyed Susans love sun and moisture. So, be sure to plant them in moist soil to ensure they get enough water.

In many cases, you can buy seedlings or plants that you can grow indoors. If you want to start your own seeds or plants outside, wait until the ground has warmed up and then dig a hole deep enough for your plant’s root system.

Once your Brown-eyed Susan is planted, water it well and keep it moist to ensure it thrives!

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