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Black Eyed Susan ‘Macau’ 
Rudbeckia triloba 


Densely branched, productive filler.

Profuse blooms of adorable, 1 1/2– 2 1/2", bright yellow flowers with small, black/brown centers. Wiry, well-branched stems have few leaves, making this an excellent cut flower. Also serves as a filler or accent flower in bouquets. This rudbeckia tolerates most conditions, including drought, once established.

Short-lived perennial in Zones 3–9; typically flowers in the first year but may not bloom until second year if heavily crowded. Stems are reddish in color and have fine hairs.


Plant life cycle: annual

Site: Full sun
Days to maturity: 90-100 days

Seed depth: Surface, press into the soil
Plant spacing: 9”
Approx seeds per packet: 50 


How to Grow: 


Transplanting: Sow 5-7 weeks before last frost. Cover seed lightly (1/64").For best results, prechill for 30 days: Place seedling flats outside or in the refrigerator and keep moist for 30 days. After chilling, move flats into a warm location until emergence.

Direct seed - Gently press seed into soil as soon as soil can be worked in early spring or fall.Pinching not required. Reseeds.



When blooms are completely open.


Vase Life: 
10-14 days. Newly opened flowers might wilt when first harvested but will rehydrate and correct. More mature blooms that have been open for a few days will be firmer at harvest. To extend their vase life, add a few drops of bleach to the water.

Black Eyed Susan 'Macau' Rudbeckia triloba

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