Black - Eyed Susans really short-lived ?
I have a big clay pot filled with about 4 healthy, vigorous Black-Eyed Susans that I started from seed just this year.
What a real charge I got this morning as I was walking out the door to go to work and I noticed that today several of them have strong, tight flower buds getting ready to open. I've always loved black-eyed susans, so, later this year I am planning on transplanting them to their permanent location at our land.
BUT, as if to rain on my parade, I have recently been reading that they are not very long-lived plants. They are Perennials of course, but I was bummed when several sources say that they are short-lived.
The question is; is it your experience that they are really are short-lived? If so, how "short" is short-lived?
K.B. in Zone 6