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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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$4.55
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250 Seeds

$7.85
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500 Seeds

$12.35
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$19.05
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$79.80
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$365.25
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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 8-14 days at 68-72°F (20-22°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow into 72 to 50-cell plug flats 5-7 weeks before last frost. Light is needed for germination; cover seed lightly. Harden-off seedlings and transplant out after danger of frost has passed. Bottom water or mist to avoid covering seed. Direct seed - Surface sow 2 weeks before last frost. Heat and drought tolerant once established. Pinching not required. Reseeds.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT: Varies.

PLANT SPACING: 12-18".

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

HARVEST: Fresh: before blooms are completely open. Dried: when blooms are completely open.

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

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

Note: 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.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Rudbeckia hirta

ALTERNATE NAMES: Blackeyed susan, gloriosa daisy

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Rudbeckia hirta

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

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.
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