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Black Eyed Susan's not coming up

Posted by heidiho St. Martinville, La. (My Page) on
Wed, May 9, 12 at 17:48

In March I planted 3 Blackeye Susan bulbs in a big pot according to directions on package and keep them watered but nothing has come up yet. When can I expect them to break ground?
Thanks for your help and have a nice day.


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RE: Black Eyed Susan's not coming up

  • Posted by natal Louisiana 8b (My Page) on
    Thu, May 10, 12 at 13:25

Black-eyed Susans don't grow from a bulb. Where did you buy them?


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RE: Black Eyed Susan's not coming up

  • Posted by heidiho St. Martinville, La. (My Page) on
    Thu, May 10, 12 at 19:43

Bought them at Home Depot. Says Rudbeckia black-eyed Susan on package. 3 bulbs in the pack for $6.98.
Says Blooms THIRD on the package; I don't know what that means.
full sun height 24-30";
Blooms late summer/early fall but I don't see anything at all coming thru the soil. I was just wondering if I should be feeding the bulbs now. I have them in a big pot in full sun and water occasionally as I would my other bulbs.
Thanks


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RE: Black Eyed Susan's not coming up

  • Posted by natal Louisiana 8b (My Page) on
    Fri, May 11, 12 at 12:22

Whatever they are they're not black-eyed Susans. Black-eyed Susans are blooming now and will through most of the summer.


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RE: Black Eyed Susan's not coming up

  • Posted by heidiho St. Martinville, La. (My Page) on
    Fri, May 11, 12 at 20:20

Found this info on it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudbeckia_hirta


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RE: Black Eyed Susan's not coming up

  • Posted by natal Louisiana 8b (My Page) on
    Sat, May 12, 12 at 12:30

Yes, those are black-eyed Susans and they grow from a seed, not a bulb.

This is a photo from May 2007. I grew the black-eyed Susans from seed.


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RE: Black Eyed Susan's not coming up

  • Posted by heidiho St. Martinville, La. (My Page) on
    Sat, May 12, 12 at 21:27

Thank you very much for the info. The photo on the paper of the package that I bought look just like your black-eyed Susan's.
Something must have gone wrong in the packaging and it wasn't Rudbeckia that I purchased.
I'll dig them up and post a photo of the bulb. Maybe someone will know what it is. Strange how nothing ever grew in the 2 months since planted.
Thanks again.


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