Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer'
120 seeds $2.50
Rudbeckia 'Indian Summer' makes a fantastic, long-lasting cut flower. It looks good with many perennials, annuals and ornamental grasses. Hardy biennial in zones 4-9. It can be grown as a self-sowing annual elsewhere.
height 30" spacing 18"
Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan) Seeds
Rudbeckia is a genus consisting of perennial, biennial and annual plants with daisy-like flowers in shades of yellow, gold, orange and mahogany red.
Sowing Rudbeckia Seeds
Start rudbeckia seeds indoors 8 weeks before the last frost date. Barely cover the seeds with soil. Full sun to part shade. Some species require stratification.
Rudbeckia hirta 'Marmalade'
150 seeds $2.50
Rudbeckia 'Marmalade' is a good choice for large containers or the front of the border. It's a host plant for Painted Lady and Silvery Checkerspot butterfly larvae. Hardy biennial in zones 4-9.
height 20" spacing 15"
Rudbeckia hirta 'Rustic Dwarfs Mixed' (Black-Eyed Susan)
350 seeds $2.50
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Rudbeckia 'Rustic Dwarfs' is stunning in beds and borders, and it makes an excellent cut flower. It can also be grown in large containers. This half-hardy perennial is best grown as an annual.
height 24" spacing 15"
(Sweet Black-Eyed Susan)
375 seeds $2.00
Rudbeckia subtomentosa is a long-lived perennial that tolerates a wide range of conditions from moist to dry soil, and full sun to part shade. Deer resistant. Requires 6 weeks cold-moist stratification. Hardy in zones 3-8.
height 4-5' spacing 18"
300 seeds $2.25
Rudbeckia triloba blooms in late summer to fall with masses of small, yellow daisies with black centers. If desired, you can cut the plants back in midsummer to encourage shorter, bushier growth and later blooming. Also known as Brown-Eyed Susan. Drought tolerant. Requires 3 months cold-moist stratification. Can be sown outdoors in the fall. Hardy in zones 3-9.
height 3-4' spacing 18"
Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' is one of the most valued perennials in mid to late summer. It produces loads of golden-yellow flowers with dark central cones. The flowers attract butterflies, and the ripe seeds attract birds.
Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' tolerates a wide range of conditions, including clay or poor soil. Hardy in zones 3-9. Requires 4 weeks cold-moist stratification.
height 24"' spacing 15"
Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'
65 seeds $2.50