Flowers Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan)

Sahara
Rudbeckia Seed

Product ID: 4125

New! Popular colors, suitable for small bouquets and design work.

A mix of rich, fall colors and soft pastels. Includes shades of copper, brown, pale yellow, and soft rose. 2-3 1/2" double and semidouble blooms. NOTE: Sahara plants are compact in stature (reaching a maximum height of 22" in our trials). Though the colors in this mix are highly sought after for cut flowers, the stems are only useful for shorter bouquets and design work. Ht. 20-22". Avg. 54,600 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.
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$4.55
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250 Seeds

$8.85
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500 Seeds

$15.65
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$27.40
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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 8-14 days at 68-72°F (20-22°C).

SOWING:
Transplant: Sow 5-7 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.

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).

Annual

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
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Grows Well in Containers