- Approximate seeds per pound: 1,697,000
- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 3 - 10
- Height: 24 - 36 inches
- Bloom Season: Late summer and fall
- Bloom Color: Yellow
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Any soils that are not too dry, pH 5.8 - 6.8
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 70F
- Average Germ Time: 7 - 30 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
- Sowing Rate: 1/2 ounce per 1,000 square feet or 2 pounds per acre
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 12 - 18 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: Rudbeckia
Gloriosa Daisy (Rudbeckia Hirta Sunset) - A superb performer for the perennial flower border, Rudbeckia Gloriosa Daisy, is easily propagated from Rudbeckia Hirta seeds, and it offers a rewarding long bloom season with a glorious display of color! Gloriosa Daisy blooms vary from solid gold, bicolors, and doubles. The Gloriosa Daisy plant, a relative of Black-eyed Susan, typically has larger blooms with brown centers and a mahogany red color shooting into yellow outer petals. This flower will grow in most soil types that are well-drained and in sunny settings. This daisy makes a good cut flower, and the more you cut, the more blooms are produced!
Growing Gloriosa Daisy seed is simple and very rewarding! Sow Gloriosa Daisy seeds outdoors any time in the late fall or as early in the spring as the ground can be cultivated. Prepare soil by loosening the top 1 - 2 inches and removing any weeds. Sow the Rudbeckia Hirta seeds into the loosened soil and rake in. Walk over the area to gently press the wildflower seeds into the soil. Keep the Gloriosa flower seeds moist until germination. The Gloriosa plants transplant well and should be spaced 12 - 18 inches apart. The Gloriosa plants form a clump that will reach 12 inches in width. Deadheading prolongs the bloom season, but Gloriosa Daisies will re-seed themselves readily if you leave a few blooms to go to seed. Watch for Gloriosa Daisy seedlings in subsequent years. Rudbeckia Hirta flowers will not bloom much the first year the wildflower seeds are sown. Subsequent years will bring many more blooms.
Shaker Bottle With Seed Starting Matrix
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.