Rudbeckia x hirta hybrida 'Cherokee Sunset'
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|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
- Cutting Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- July - October
- 60cm (24in)
- x hirta hybrida
- Common name
- Black-eyed Susan
- Full Sun
- 30cm (12in)
- Sow under cover February - April. Sow seed thinly and do not cover, keep the soil warm and moist. Pot on once seedlings emerge and move to a cooler position. Plant out after the last frosts. May be sown direct in April - May.
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.
Often grown as an annual but may overwinter, flower more strongly in second year and last a few years in sheltered locations on free-draining soil.