Rudbeckia Hirta Cherokee Sunset Garden Drought Tolerant Garden Flower Plant Seeds

Rudbeckia Hirta Seeds - Cherokee Sunset

Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 9 - 10

Height: 30 inches

Bloom Season: Summer to Fall

Bloom Color: Mix

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Average, well-drained soil. Tolerates poor soil

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Rudbeckia Hirta

Planting Directions

Temperature: 68 - 72F

Average Germ Time: 8 - 14 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Cover seed very lightly

Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 - 18 inches

Rudbeckia (Rudbeckia Hirta Cherokee Sunset) - Large 4 to 5 inch double flowers in a range of brilliant colors of orange, golden yellow, bronze, chocolate, and various bicolors are produced all summer long. Plants produce mostly double blooms and some singles and semidoubles. Tender perennial in USDA Zones 9 - 10. Rudbeckia Cherokee Sunset makes an excellent cut flower. Also use this popular xeriscape garden flower for beds, pots, back of borders, or wild, meadow, and cottage garden. Deadhead for more flowers and mulch to conserve soil moisture during high summer. May overwinter in zones 5 - 8, but most often grown as an annual colder climates.

How To Grow Rudbeckia From Seed: Sow Rudbeckia seeds outdoors in the spring after the danger of frost has passed. Prepare soil by loosening the top 1 - 2 inches and removing any weeds. Sow the seeds into the loosened soil and rake in. Walk over the area to gently press the flower seeds into the soil. Keep the flower seeds moist until germination. The plants transplant well and should be spaced 12 - 18 inches apart. They form a clump that will reach 12 inches in width or more. Rudbeckia Flower Care: Deadheading prolongs the bloom season, but they will re-seed themselves readily if you leave a few blooms to go to seed. Watch for seedlings in subsequent years. Established plants are drought tolerant and perfect for xeriscaping.

Beautiful Cut Flowers

These daisies make an absolutely delightful bouquet, especially in the fall when their brilliant gold and orange colors match the season.

Beautiful Cut Flowers

Delightful Garden Flower

How To Grow

Rudbeckia seeds should be sown outdoors in the spring after all danger of frost has passed. Sow into prepared seedbeds that have had the top 1-2 inches loosened, and then rake into the soil. Afterwards, walk over the area to press the seeds into the soil. Keep the soil moist until germination, which will occur in 8-14 days under proper conditions. These plants transplant well if needed, and should be spaced 12-18 inches apart. Deadhead blooms to prolong bloom season, but leave some bloom heads on to go to seed if you desire new plants.

  • Soil: average and well-drained
  • Environment: full sun
  • Sowing rate: 3-4 seeds per plant
Delightful Garden Flower

Plant Information

Rudbeckia cherokee sunset plants are perennial daisies that grow in USDA zones 9 through 10, but may overwinter in zones 5 through 8. These plants will readily reseed themselves if spent blooms are allowed to develop into seed pods.

  • Bloom color: mix
  • Bloom season: summer through fall
  • Height: 30 inches