This fiery and bright Black-Eyed Susan has wide and full yellow-orange blooms with a nice mix of chestnut-coloration. Daniel MacPhee of Blackbird Rise found this unique variety flourishing in the meadow by his homestead in Palermo, Maine. Certified Organic.
Days to maturity: 90
Seeds per pack: 50
Germination rate: 87% on 03/05/2020
Planting / harvesting notes
Plant in full sun and in well-drained soil. This variety is a perennial in most parts of the US (up to Zone 4), and can be propagated easily by root division or seed saving.
Seed keeping notes
To harvest the seeds, cut the dried, browned flowers into a paper bag. Dislodge the seeds by breaking apart the seedheads/flowers. Use a strainer to sift out the larger chaff. Use your breath, wind, or fans to winnow off lighter weight chaff.