Beautiful flowers in shades of golden orange, yellow, brown, red and some are bi-colored that attract butterflies to the garden. Large 3-5" (8-13 cm) blooms on compact plants are attractive at garden's edge and planted with daylilies, daisies and grasses. Thrives in hot and dry conditions. An outstanding cut flower. Removing faded blossoms regularly will greatly increase the flowering time. Seed heads have good winter interest, and can be used in dried arrangements. Fairly drought tolerant, once established. Wonderful in mixed containers. Divide plants every other year to ensure longevity. Package (25 seeds).
Tips on How to Grow Rudbeckia from Seeds
Sow indoors: 8-10 weeks before last frost in individual pots and keep moist.
Do not cover seeds as light in required for germination.
Or Direct Sow after all danger of frost is past. Plant 2 seeds per foot.
Germination is 14-21 days at 70-75ºF.
Thin to 12-18 inches apart.
GARDEN HINTS: Soak seed overnight for best germination.
Rudbeckia germinates readily when the soil temperature is kept at 70-75ºF.. It does not appreciate transplanting and does best when sown (one-quarter inch deep) where it is to grow and bloom. If you transplant, do not mess with the roots and try to keep them from being disturbed in the transplant process.