Rudbeckia hirta ‘Goldilocks Improved’ seeds – (Gloriosa Daisy)

$4.10

This mid-sized strain produces large semi-double and double golden-yellow daisies with a black eye.It is a good cut flower and produces blooms for a long time.

Description

This is an improved version of Goldilocks. It is a  medium to tall variety , which produces large fully-double and semi double golden-yellow daisies with a black eye. The bush is compact , free branching and flowers over a long period. The flower is excellent for cutting.

It flowers for many months and the plant is easy care. It makes a very good cut flower and the seed heads can also be used. If you remove spent blooms the flowering time will be prolonged. It looks great in containers

This plant prefers a moist well-drained soil in full sun. Do not allow soil to dry out. Mulch if soil is prone to drying out. The plant is reasonably drought tolerant once it is established

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 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 to December. 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

Classification

Annual, Half Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Coneflower, Gloriosa Daisy

Family

Asteraceae, Compositae

Maximum Height

70 cm

Number of seeds in packet

30