Rudbeckia hirta ‘Cherry Brandy’ seeds – ( Gloriosa Daisy)

$5.10

Description

This is a new colourbreak in the  Gloriosa daisy stable, which produces flowers for months on end on a robust plant.  It has large 10cm  daisy like  heads with ruby red petals, which have a central black eye. It is a very good mixed container or border subject. It blooms in the first year from seed and is a good cut flower. Deadhead to encourage further blooming.

Sowing advice
Sow in trays or pots indoors in  late winter and spring, early summer and autumn and outdoors direct in spring. Sow seed onto moist well-drained seed mix. Cover very lightly with a fine layer of vermiculite or mix. Propagate at 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

 

Additional information

Classification

Annual, Half Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Gloriosa Daisy

Family

Asteraceae

Maximum Height

60 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20