Rudbeckia, Prairie Glow (Organic)

Rudbeckia triloba. Perennial in zones 4-8.

A tall coneflower / brown eyed Susan with a wild character. Prairie Glow’s small, 2” red flowers with yellow tips perform well as a cut flower both fresh and dried. Bushy plants reach 4’ tall and produce many stems with a purple tint. Feeds birds, bees, and butterflies, but not the deer. This species is native to the prairie states of the US. Self-sows.

Packet ≈ 125 seeds

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1/2 g ≈ 625 seeds

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2 g

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Surface sow in flats outdoors 8-12 weeks before last frost. May also be direct sown in late fall. Germination may be slow and erratic, and benefits from stratification. Transplant starts to 18″-24″ spacing. Tolerant of poor growing conditions once established. May self seed.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds from seed heads that are fully dry. Thresh by hand or by dancing, winnow to clean. Finish air-drying if necessary before sealing in airtight container. Some cross-pollination may occur. Isolate from other varieties of same species by ¼ mile.

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