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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.
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75 seeds

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Half-Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - October
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
x hirta hybrida
Common name
Black-eyed Susan
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
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.

Description

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.

Care Tips

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.