Rudbeckia fulgida var fulgida seeds – (Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan)

$4.30

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Description

This plant flowers for a long time and is a graceful flowerer which is valuable for extending the flowering season. It commences flowering after Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’, and continues on until the frost arrives. It is an abundant flowerer and makes an excellent cut flower. The flowers are somewhat smaller than those of Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ and it has a slightly more open form. If you cut spent flowers you will prolong the flowering.

 

Sowing advice

Sow early spring – autumn . Sow seed in trays or pots onto moist well-drained seed raising mix. Just cover with a fine layer of mix. Propagate 18-20°C. Keep soil moist but not wet. Germination takes 10-15 days. If there is no germination in 3-4 weeks cold stratify ( put in plastic bag and seal pot and put in door or vege compartment of fridge) at -4°C-+4°C for 2-4 weeks then return to warmth. 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.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Black Eyed Susan, Coneflower

Family

Asteraceae

Maximum Height

approx 80 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30