Flowers Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan) Prairie Sun

Prairie Sun

Rudbeckia Seed

Product ID: 1644

Unique bicolor.

4-6" blooms have golden petals with primrose tips surrounding a green center. Blooms freely on vigorous plants. A wonderful cut flower. Seed is coated with a yellow, food-based coating for ease of sowing. Also known as blackeyed Susan and gloriosa daisy. Tender perennial in Zones 9-10. AAS winner. Ht. 28-32". Avg. 42,400 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.

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$4.65
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250 Seeds

$10.95
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1,000 Seeds

$39.15
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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.
90 - 105 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), 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. 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
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.
AAS (All-America Selections) Winners AAS (All-America Selections) Winners
We carry dozens of All-America Selections winners, including seven Johnny's-bred varieties -- Jasper Cherry Tomato; Baby Bear Pumpkin; Bright Lights Swiss Chard; Diva Cucumber; Sunshine Kabocha Squash; Bonbon Buttercup Squash; and Carmen Pepper. Read about Johnny's Plant Breeding Program (article by Rob Johnston Jr., Johnny's founder and chairman).<br> <br> All-America Selections is an independent, nonprofit organization that trials new varieties alongside two or three similar varieties currently on the market, then introduces only the best garden performers as AAS Winners. Submitted vegetable and flower varieties are tested by a geographically divergent network of independent judges to determine whether their garden performance is truly superior, with winners chosen on the basis of scores received from judges at 34 sites in the U.S. and Canada. Johnny's is proud to be an official trial ground site for AAS. (To learn more, visit the All-America Selections website.)
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Grows Well in Containers Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets AAS (All-America Selections) Winners