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Autumn Colors Rudbeckia

The vivid play of fall colors, bronze petals, red rings, and rusty red centers creates an attractive contrast to the light yellow and golden yellow sister varieties in this assortment. The 2-foot plants covered with 5-inch blooms make dramatic bedding plants and also blend well with other species and ornamental grasses.

20 seeds 



Rudbeckia hirta

Perennial, Zones 5-9

Germination: 7-12 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and press into soil, seeds need light to germinate.

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant after the last frost, 12-18" apart. 

Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow 1-2 weeks before the last frost date, sow 3-5 seeds every 12-18"apart.

Growth Habit: Upright

Height and Width:  24-30" by 12-18"

Spacing: 12-18" apart

Light Needs:  Full sun

Soil Needs: Loose, rich, well-drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: Blooms in the second year may bloom the first season when started early indoors. 

Uses:  Flower beds, containers, cut flowers, attracts pollinators

Care: Water seedlings regularly until established and water well during dry spells. Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Harvest flowers often for bouquets or deadhead for continuous blooms. 


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Diana K.
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I recommend this product
Love my seeds, love this company!

I have gotten many of my annual seeds from Pinetree for several years. I really enjoy the large variety, and the affordability this company offers.

Stacy M.
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They Are Up

I immediately started the sed in my small greenhouse and they were up and growing within a week! Next they were transplanted to individual pots and continued to develop. Now they are in the garden, growing nicely. and I am waiting for the first blossoms! Your seeds make me a very happy, successful gardener!

Lisa B.
United States
Lasts long in a vase

I grow and sell cut flower bouquets. I love Rudbeckias of all kinds and this one is great. They come back the next year but not as vigorously as the original variety. I start a few new ones inside every year.