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A scrumptious, summer to fall blooming rudbeckia. Plants produce generous quantities of lip-smacking, 4-inch, chocolate-brown flowers; petal tips are orange, central cones are dark brown. The vigorous, 15-20 inch tall plants are heavy branching. Blooms are held at the end of long, strong stems. Orange Fudge rudbeckia is a stunning plant for your garden, and the cut flowers make particularly luscious bouquets.
Heavy blooming, 2-3 foot tall plants produce golden-yellow flowers up to 5 inches across. Central cones are bright-green. Blooms appear over a very long season and are extraordinarily good cut flowers.
Selected to honor the city of Denver's 150th anniversary, Denver Daisy rudbeckia is a one-of-a-kind flower. Plants produce masses of enormous, 6-8 inch, golden blooms; each flower highlighted with a rusty-red ring and central brown cone. They are superb for cutting. Denver Daisy begins to flower in late spring and will continue to bloom until frost.
The gorgeous, 3-4 inch, soft cherry-red blooms of Cherry Brandy introduce a new flower color to rudbeckias. The 20-24 inch tall plants are rugged, heat tolerant and easy to grow. They produce numerous long, strong, blooming stems that are excellent for cutting. Cherry Brandy rudbeckia is stupendous when massed in beds, blended into mixed borders, or used as an accent plant in patio containers.
Maya rudbeckia delivers fully-double, golden-yellow flowers from early summer until frost. The 4-inch, chrysanthemum-like blooms are exceptional cut flowers. Plants are compact and dwarf, to 18 inches tall. Add to beds, borders, or containers. A Fleuroselect Gold Medal Winner (Europe's top prize). Maya rudbeckia grows beautifully with dusty miller.
Five-inch flowers with bronze petals, red rings, and rusty red cones. Plants are vigorous growing, to 20-24 inches tall. Autumn Colors rudbeckia is an excellent performer in containers and borders, is particularly striking when massed.
Semi-double and double flowers in unique shades of rusty rose, soft-pink red, amber, and copper. Bloom is in summer and fall, flowers are excellent for cutting. Compact, heat-tolerant plants grow to 20 inches tall.
Giant, 5-inch, yellow blooms with primrose tips and green eyes. Prairie Sun rudbeckia puts on a stunning display in the garden from early summer until frost. Both plants and flowers show incredible heat tolerance; remain fresh and healthy even when temperatures reach well over 100° F. Prairie Sun will also thrive when grown in more moderate temperatures.
Prairie Sun rudbeckia is definitely high on our list of recommended flowers for your garden; flowers attract butterflies, blooms are excellent for cutting, plants stand up to heat and are incredibly showy when massed. Grows to 3 feet tall. An All-America Selections Winner, and a winner of the Fleuroselect Gold Medal (Europe's top prize).
How to Plant Rudbeckia Seeds
Sow rudbeckia seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil, do not cover. Kept at 70°F., germination is in 2-3 weeks. Can direct sow into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost, in groups of 3-4 seeds, spaced 12-18 inches apart. Thin to the strongest plant.