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Cherokee Sunset Rudbeckia

An All America Selection for 2002, this blend of autumnal shades, (yellow, orange, bronze, and mahogany) will provide wonderful sunset tones. The flowers range from 3 to 4 1/2 inches across, are double or semi-double, and long-lasting as cut flowers. Plants are 24 to 30 inches tall and spread to a width of about one foot. Cherokee Sunset will flower profusely in the first year.

10 seeds 

Cherokee Sunset Rudbeckia



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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June B.
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I could not have been more pleased My order came in a reasonable time All my seeds germinated I have been ordering seeds from this company for 15 years or more. I have no desire to shop with any other seed company


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Lyn i.

Love these Rudbeckia

These flowers are multi-colored (Like a box of chocolates - You never know what you're gonna get). I absolutely love them! Very nice sized flowers - 3"-4". Easy to grow in Michigan via planting directly in soil during summer. Even put some in my cold frame earlier and they produced well. Very pleased with this one!