This All America Selections winner features unique fully double flowers in shades of bronze, brown, orange and yellow, produced on well branched plants. Some are singles and some semidoubles. In addition to producing attractive cut flowers, this heat and drought tolerant, low-maintenance rudbeckia makes a high-impact landscaping plant. They bloom all summer, lasting even past their cousins Autumn Colors and Goldstrum strain to greet fall. Soaking up heat and indifferent to drought, this native annual keeps on blooming when others have given up, and is a snap to grow in the sunny garden. needs plenty of sunshine for best flowering, and prefers moist, well-drained soil. A superb choice for beds, borders, and meadow gardens, it brings in the butterflies all season long while the ripe coneheads attract small birds during the fall and winter.Blooms are 4.5" on a height of 24-30", width of 12". 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.