The blooms are huge by Black-Eyed Susan standards , 4 inches across. They have petals divided into golden-yellow and mahoganhy-red, all surrounding the familiar dark brown to black center. Compact plant that is 18" high and an amazing 14-16" wide, with more flowers into this space than any other Black Eyed Susan that is twice it's size that radiates warm color and, in the garden, bringing butterflies by the dozen. This is a cut-and-come again type, so the faster you remove the flowers the quicker the plant sets new buds. Cappuccino blooms nonstop from late spring till mid-fall in most climates -- three long, luxurious, colorful seasons. Well-branched, they just keep coming even through summer heat waves and short dry spells. All this strength comes from their breeding - they are tetraploids, meaning they have twice the chromosomes of other Rudbeckias, which translates into better performance over their long growing period. 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.