Get Adobe Flash player

Summer Blooms – Black Eyed Susans

Black Eyed Susans are a wonderful bright splash of summer color.  These vividly yellow flowers with their distinctive dark centers are the state flower of Maryland where they can be found growing along roadsides and in open fields.   Actually considered a wild flower, these yellow daisy like flowers can grow up to 2-3 inches wide and have a sturdy stem with oval leaves.

Black Eyed Susans can actually have centers that are red or green in addition to the dark purplish brown one.  Also known as Brown Betties, Brown Daisy or Gloriosa Daisy.  They are available from July through the end of August.

Members of the sunflower family,  this brightly colored bloom is perfect for any rustic or country themed flower arrangement. Because of their sturdy stems, they work well in any arrangement style and will provide support for other flowers around them.    They also have a great vase life anywhere from 6 -10 days.   They are native to the United States and grow east of the Rockies.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

 

Sign up for Our Free Tutorial

Sign up now to get Our "10 Steps to Arrange A Dozen Roses like a Pro" Tutorial

We will never rent, sell or trade your email with any other organization

Blog

Do It Yourself Wedding Flower Guide

Photobucket

Are you planning your own wedding or helping a friend plan theirs?

Do It Yourself Wedding Flower Guide can show you how!

Click here for more information

Blooms By The Box