a.k.a. Black-Eyed Susan
This delectable Rudbeckia blooms in summer and fall, producing generous quantities of lip-smacking 4 inch chocolate-brown flowers with orange petal tips and dark brown center cones. Vigorous, 15 to 20 inch plants have sturdy, branching flower stems. Stunning both in the garden and in cut flower bouquets.
Golden yellow flowers up to 5 inches across, with bright green cones, on heavy blooming, 2-3 foot tall plants. The flowers appear over a very long season, and are superb cut.
5 inch flowers with bronze petals, red rings, and rusty-red cones. Vigorous growing to 20-24 inches tall. Excellent in containers, borders, or mass plantings.
A one-of-a-kind flower, selected in honor of the city of Denver's 150th anniversary. Extremely heat tolerant, weather resistant, 20-26 inch tall plants, produce masses of enormous, 6-8 inch golden flowers with rusty red rings, and central brown cones, from late spring until frost.
Gorgeous 3-4 inch soft cherry-red flowers, a completely new color for a rudbeckia. These rugged, heat tolerant, easy to grow plants reach 20-24 inches tall, and produce numerous long, strong blooming stems excellent for cutting. Stupendous massed in beds, blended into mixed borders, or used as an accent plant in patio containers.
Giant 5 inch yellow blooms with primrose tips and green eyes put on a stunning display in the garden from early summer until frost. Both the plants and flowers show incredible heat tolerance, remaining fresh and healthy even when temperatures reach well over 100° F., yet Prairie Sun also thrives in cooler climates. One of our favorite flowers because it loves heat, is incredibly showy when massed, is an excellent cut flower and butterflies love it. Grows to 3 feet tall. A 2003 All-America Selections Winner.
Produces huge, impressive 4 inch red and yellow flowers on vigorous, heavy blooming , heat tolerant 18-20 inch plants. They are excellent for creating high impact bedding displays or use as colorful accents containers. The flowers are long-lasting cut.
Compact, 20 to 24 inch tall plants produce a wide array of 4 inch bicolor flowers with black cones in warm shades of mahogany, gold, bronze, and yellow. Plants bloom from June to early fall, and hold up very well to wind and rain.
How to Plant RUDBECKIA Seeds
Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil, but 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.