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Black Eyed Susan

I bought 2 Black Eyed Susan about 8 weeks ago, they've been outside on a couple of sunny days, but otherwise living happily on the windowsill, but they have just started flowering yesterday, so the question is, in West Yorkshire, when can i get these outside? Are they as tender as people have told me. Thank you in advance for any advice




  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,871

    Here in Norfolk I don't put them out until the beginning of June, after hardening off.

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,425

    I saw these for sale in a garden centre in Burford, at Easter. They already had buds on, and a small sign nearby saying tender plants should be protected from frost. I bet 9 tenths of those are already dead. 

    They are easy from seed. I potted eight of them on yesterday. They won't be planted out until June.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,425

    They are one of the first things I grew as a kid. Fast growing to keep it interesting.

  • Well thank you everyone, unfortunatley i don't think it ever got over 15 the whole of last year, i guess they're just too tender for Yorkshire. They were intended for a container with pergola, so wil wait til its warmer, and give them a try, unfortunately my cats dont bat an eyelid to any outdoor plants, but indoor plants have been deemed by them as fair game, and they attack them until demolished. These two are locked away in a small room image

    And Dovefromabove the weather up here sometimes makes me wish i was back in Norfolk, my home county x

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