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One seed packet filled with organic, open pollinated, heirloom seeds grown and collected by hand on our small scale farm. For expert and aspiring gardeners. A creative, environmentally conscious alternative to conventional seed.

Rudbeckia Hirta, Indian Summer
50+ seeds

Rudbeckia are native to North-America and are most common as Black Eyed Susans. These rudbeckia look similar to Black Eyed Susans, but with larger petals and flowers, hairier leaves and stems. Unlike black eyed susans these rudbeckia are not perennial but biennial. However, if seed heads are allowed to remain the flowers will reseed themselves and continue to grow year after year as long as the soil beneath them has not been too heavily mulched. Rudbeckia are perfect for bouquets, they are a long lasting cut flower and the more you cut the more will grow to replace them.

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Days to Germination: 7-14 days
Lifecycle: biennial
Zone: 3-9
Sun Light: Full sun to partial shade
Height:1-3 feet
Spread: 1-1.5 feet
Bloom time: mid summer, late summer, early fall, late fall (tolerates frost)
Special notes: seeds require light for germination.

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Seeds can be sown outdoors in spring or early summer, or indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost. The seeds require light for germination. If the flowerheads are allowed to remain, the plant will self-seed and new plants will grow the next season. Deadhead to prolong blooming and reduce self-seeding.

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Seeds packaged in one of a kind handmade envelopes are made from upcycled materials to reduce waste. Whether your seeds are packaged in kraft envelopes, or handmade map envelopes, please recycle. In an effort to save on paper and ink printed instructions will be included only upon request.

Each seed packet you buy helps to support The Kirk Estate – the 19th century haunted farmhouse and surrounding property where I live that has been preserved for five generations. These photos were taken there. Our small scale farm is worked the old fashioned way; no chemicals, no petroleum intensive machines -only sustainable farming practices that help to improve the land, the environment, the wildlife, and the people. Thank you for your support of this time and effort intensive process. Your purchase is helping to make a difference. To learn more about us visit:

Organic Seeds, Flower Seeds, Rudbeckia seeds, heirloom seeds from our farm, eco friendly, gardener gift, flowers, organic gardening, seeds

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