Flowers Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan) Cherokee Sunset Mix

Cherokee Sunset Mix

Rudbeckia Seed

Product ID: 1768

Large, double flowers in a range of colors.

4-5" blooms of orange, golden yellow, bronze, chocolate, and various bicolors are produced all summer long. Plants produce mostly double blooms and some singles and semidoubles. Also known as blackeyed Susan and gloriosa daisy. Tender perennial in Zones 9-10. AAS winner. Ht. 24-30". Avg. 52,800 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.

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Packet

$3.95
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250 Seeds

$7.15
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500 Seeds

$11.30
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1,000 Seeds

$17.45
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5,000 Seeds

$73.10
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25,000 Seeds

$334.75
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 8-14 days at 68-72°F (20-22°C).

SOWING: Transplant: Sow 8-10 weeks before last frost. Cover seed lightly, as light is required for germination. Bottom water or mist to avoid covering seed with displaced soil. Transplant into cell packs or larger containers when the first true leaves appear. Harden off and transplant outside after the danger of frost has passed.
Direct seed: Surface sow 2 weeks before last frost in groups of 3-4 seeds, 12-18" apart. Thin to one plant when true leaves appear.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average, well-drained soil. Tolerates poor soil.

PLANT SPACING: 12-18".

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 9-10. Best grown as an annual.

HARVEST: Deadheading increases bloom.
Fresh: Before blooms are completely open.
Dried: When blooms are completely open. Remove stem and dry in silica gel.

USES: Excellent cut flower. Beds, pots, back of borders, or wild, meadow, and cottage gardens.

Notes: Rudbeckia requires long days to initiate flowering and will continue to produce some, smaller blooms into the fall but on shortened stems of reduced quality. Deadheading increases blooms during summer production.
Rudbeckia tolerates heat and drought.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Rudbeckia hirta
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
100 - 120 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Tender Perennial
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Easy Choice Easy Choice
Variety is easy-to-grow.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
AAS (All-America Selections) Winners AAS (All-America Selections) Winners
All-America Selections is an independent, non-profit organization that tests new, never-before-sold crop varieties, and then introduces only the best garden performers as AAS Winners.
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Easy Choice Grows Well in Containers Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets AAS (All-America Selections) Winners