Brown-eyed Susan Wildflower Seeds

Brown-eyed Susan Wildflower Seeds

Regular price $4.80
Gaillardia aristata

Brown-eyed Susan, also known as blanket flower because of its ability to disperse widely, is one of the hardiest, longest flowering native North American perennials. It is grows best in well drained, nutrient-poor soil and adapts very well to most sunny locations, making it an excellent choice for dry gardens.

The centre of the flower is a dark reddish purple. The petals appear as a delightful yellow sunflower that attract and provide camouflage for butterflies. Brown-eyed Susan blooms until the first frost and is a spectacular show of colour amid other withering plants. It propagates easily by seed, and grows well with prairie coneflower.

Brown-eyed Susan was used by aboriginal people for a vast number of medicinal purposes. Among these, it was used to alleviate kidney problems, for treating tuberculosis and cancer, as a poultice for backaches, and as a solution for dandruff.

Detailed germination instructions are inside the package.