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A delectable, summer to fall blooming Rudbeckia. Plants produce generous quantities of lip-smacking, 4 inch, chocolate-brown flowers; petal tips are orange, and 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 are 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; they make superb cut flowers.
Denver Daisy Rudbeckia is a one-of-a-kind flower, selected to honor the city of Denver's 150th anniversary. Produce masses of enormous, 6-8 inch golden flowers with rusty red rings, and central brown cones. They are of course, superb for cutting. Bloom begins in late spring and continues until frost.
Gorgeous, 3-4 inch, soft cherry-red flowers of Cherry Brandy, bring a new color to Rudbeckias. The rugged, heat tolerant, easy to grow plants reach 20-24 inches tall. 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.
Features 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 the plants and flowers show incredible heat tolerance; remain fresh and healthy even when temperatures reach well over 100° F. Prairie Sun Rudbeckia will also thrive in more moderate climates. Plants stand up to heat, are incredibly showy when massed, flowers attract butterflies, and blooms are excellent for cutting. Prairie Sun Rudbeckia is definitely high on our list of recommended flowers for your garden. Grows to 3 feet tall. An All-America Selections Winner, and a Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner (Europe's top prize).
Maya Rudbeckia delivers golden-yellow, fully double, 4 inch, chrysanthemum-like blooms from early summer until frost. They make excellent cut flowers. Plants are compact and dwarf, to 18 inches tall. Add Maya Rudbeckia to your beds, borders or containers. A Fleuroselect Gold Medal Winner (Europe's top prize). Will grow nicely 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 Rudbeckias are excellent performers in containers or borders, and are 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.
How to Plant Rudbeckia Seeds
Sow Rudbeckia seeds 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.