Cherokee Sunset Black-Eyed Susan Rudibeckia hirta
These beautiful daisies are multi-colored in hues of orange, rust, yellow and saffron with a deep brown center. A winner of the AAS, we think this flower will not only be a winner in your garden, but will also be productive attract many pollinators!
- Sun: Full
- Seed Count: 30
- Days to Maturity: 100
- Plant Size: 24"-30"
- Attracts : Bees, song birds, beneficial insects
- Excellent for cut flowers
Stratify seeds in refrigerator. Cover seed very lightly. Light is required for germination. Harden off transplants.
It is key that your new starts be hardened off. This is a process that requires taking them outside during the day, for a period of time, before they are planted. This acclimates your seedlings to the outside world, meaning the elements like the wind and sun. We do it for several weeks to a month as this strengthens their stems and overall plant structure.
- Start for a short period of time initially, then graduate to more time each day
- One week minimum is recommended
- Bring them inside in the early evening and overnight
- Keep an eye on them and constantly water them. Make sure they have not blown over.