Another winner for Thompson and Morgan, this beautiful quilled petalled Rudbeckia is just perfectly gorgeous and is unique and great for garden beds. What a delight it is to grow this hard to find, recently bred variety that is so easy to grow. Chim Chimminee colors include ranges of rustic colors, from sunny yellow to ruby red. Long, single or semi-double quilled petals radiate from a large central disc to form extra big blooms to 6" across Height 24-30 inches. A magnet for Bees, and Butterflies, also is heat tolerant, low maintenance. Blooms from July to frost on strong stems that are 30" tall. Self sowing. 50 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.