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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

 

PLANTING

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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