Rudbeckia Hirta ‘Cherokee Sunset’ – (Gloriosa Daisy)

$4.00

Rudbeckia Hirta 'Cherokee Sunset' is a large flowered double mix of yellow to bronze shades . It is very compact, easy to grow and produces masses of flowers from January into March. It is great in containers and in the border.

Description

Rudbeckia hirta, ‘Cherokee Sunset’ is a fully double mix of large flowered yellow to bronze shades . It is very compact, easy to grow and offers lots of blooms in the heat of summer. It grows all season long and produces masses of flowers from January into March. It is great in containers and in the border, and is a good cut flower.

Deadhead regularly to extend flowering and encourage further blooms. Deadhead if you do not wish to self-seed.

This is a short lived perennial which is often used as an annual. It prefers a moist well-drained soil in full sun. Do not allow soil to dry out. Mulch if soil is prone to drying out. Once established however it will tolerate some drought if mulched well.

Sowing advice

Sow indoors late winter and spring and outdoors in spring. Sow seed onto moist well-drained seed compost. Just cover with a fine layer of vermiculite. Propagate 18-20°C. Keep soil moist but not wet. Germination takes 10-15 days. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to 8cm pots. Grow on in cooler conditions. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed with 45cm spacing. Can be sown directly from late October. Sow thinly 3mm deep into well prepared soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Water regularly. When large enough to handle thin to 45cm spacing.

Additional information

Common Name

Coneflower, Gloriosa Daisy

Maximum Height

20 cm

Number of seeds in packet

20

Family

Asteraceae, Compositae

Classification

Annual, Half Hardy Perennial