Rudbeckia hirta 'Sahara'

My favourite 2015 seed trial discovery - a beautiful mix of soft colour rudbeckias which flower well, right on into late autumn – passionately recommended. More
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My favourite 2015 seed trial discovery, a beautiful mix of soft colour rudbeckias which flower well, right on into late autumn – passionately recommended.

Genus Rudbeckia
Group/Species hirta
Variety Sahara
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Black-Eyed Susan
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting The seeds need light to germinate, so just lay them on to the soil surface and sprinkle a little vermiculite over them.
Care Tips Deadhead regularly to encourage further blooming.
Flowering July - October
Vase Life 7-10 days. Add a little bleach to the water to prolong their vase life.
Harvesting Flower production: 3-4 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Rudbeckia hirta 'Sahara' reviews

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Reviewed 16th August 2019 by Anita

Stunning flowers! I was going to use them for a mid-July wedding but they have only just starting flowering at the end of July. Oh well, they are still beautiful! The petals are much more curled than in the picture though.

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Martin

Germination poor. Second try better. Slugs love them . Still awaiting flowering

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Helen

grew quickly and now have lots of flowers and buds, look lovely in the flower bed

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Anita

Stunning flowers! I was going to use them for a mid-July wedding but they have only just starting flowering at the end of July. Oh well, they are still beautiful! The petals are much more curled than in the picture though.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Dr Yeates

`colours very autumnal. otherwise fine

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Eileen

They arrived as strong plug plants and have grown into healthy, strong mature plants. I love the range of colours and they market great cut flowers, adorning the house at the moment.

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Reviewed 28th November 2018 by Glynis

Very pleased, they have flowered well (and still are at the end of November) flowers last an extremely long time in the vase.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Anna

Great variety of colour and shape

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Jane

Good plants - I'm hoping they survive the winter. Good resistance to blackfly.

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by James

never got them, had something like them as seedlings but they never looked anything like rudbeckia very short and weedy plants

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Alan

Never really got going & got mildew which spoiled reasonable flowers

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Jackie

nice seedlings but not terribly good plants but this probably due to the heat wave

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Sue

Not really flowering much, in October.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Please can you contact Customer Services on 0345 092 0283 or info@sarahraven.com in order to advise if these have not flowered at all this season."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Patsy

As before, healthy young plants, delivered in perfect condition

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Andrea

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Reviewed 21st September 2018 by Marion

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Shirley

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Helen

Lovely colours and flowers

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Mrs Jarrett

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Alison

This is the first time I've grown Rudbeckia and I am really pleased with them. They are looking stunning now (September) and I expect them to continue until the first frosts. Lovely colour mix too.

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Reviewed 31st August 2018 by Mrs Jones

masses of flowers looking brilliant.

A Must have

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Reviewed 31st July 2018 by Mrs Hazel Wickenden

Bought Rudbeckia hirta Sahara as plugs. They have grown into the most beautiful plants, the colours change colour as they mature. They really are beautiful. Recomend highly. Hazel