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How to Grow Black-Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia): A Beginner’s Guide to Sunny Blooms

Planting Location: Choose a sunny spot with well-drained soil for your Black-Eyed Susans to thrive. They love the sun!

Soil Preparation: Ensure the soil is loose and rich in organic matter. These resilient flowers can adapt to various soil types.

Watering Needs: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the plant's establishment phase. Avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.

Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertilizer in early spring to encourage healthy growth and abundant blooms throughout the season.

Pruning: Deadhead spent flowers regularly to prolong blooming and maintain a tidy appearance. This also encourages new growth.

Pest and Disease Control: Keep an eye out for pests like aphids and diseases like powdery mildew. Treat promptly if necessary to prevent damage.

Division: Every few years, divide mature clumps of Black-Eyed Susans to rejuvenate the plants and promote better flowering.

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