Rudbeckia Hirta ‘Double Daisy’ – (Gloriosa Daisy)
This Rudbeckia has fully double, golden yellow , flushed mahogany flowers that are 12- 15cm wide. Plants have sturdy upright stems that grow about 70cm high. Flowering in a profusion of bright golden-yellow flower heads with large black centers. the long, sturdy 70cm high stems makes this a good selection for cutting. Blooms the same year from an early sowing. Grow as an annual cut flower, but may also be a short lived perennial.
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.
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