Rudbeckia x hirta hybrida 'Cherokee Sunset'

I'm always on the lookout for rust-coloured flowers; like crimson, rust goes with all my favourite colours and slots in so easily anywhere. More
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I’m always on the lookout for rust-coloured flowers; like crimson, rust goes with all my favourite colours and slots in so easily anywhere.

Rudbeckias are long and prolific flowerers, so this is hard not to love. We used it last summer in the cutting garden and to add autumn colour to our flower borders. It excelled at both.

Genus Rudbeckia
Group/Species x hirta hybrida
Variety Cherokee Sunset
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan
Border Position Container, Middle
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Clay, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 75cm (30in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Surface sow onto damp but free-draining seed compost, cover lightly and place on a warm windowsill or in a propagator. Germination usually takes 2-3 weeks. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle, into individual 7.5cm (3in) pots. Grow on in cooler conditions and gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for a fortnight before planting out after all risk of frost.
Care Tips Water plants whenever necessary to keep the soil or compost moist during spring, summer and early autumn, to prolong flowering. Always try to water the soil or compost, rather than the foliage. In the growing season, apply a liquid plant food every couple of weeks to encourage more growth and bigger and better flowers. Pick or deadhead faded flowers regularly to promote flower production.
Flowering July - October
Vase Life With a vase life of 7-10 days, this needs no special conditioning.
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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