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Rudbeckia, Rustic Colors (Organic)

Rudbeckia hirta. 60-80 days. Perennial in zones 7-9.

Rudbeckia is usually referred to as Blackeyed Susan, but Rustic Colors is not your average Black-eyed Susan. Blooms profusely from spring through autumn with 4” daisylike flowers that range in color from yellow to orange, red and mahogany. Long stems contribute to its strength as a cut flower; blooms hold for a long time in a vase. The diversity within this variety is as eye-catching in bouquets as it is in the garden. Plants grow to 2′ tall, do well in partial to full sun, and can tolerate both wet and dry soil conditions. A selection of a North American native species that can naturalize but is not invasive. Usually grown as an annual in colder climates.

Packet ≈ 165 seeds

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1/2 g ≈ 660 seeds

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2 g

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Direct sow late winter to late spring, or sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Requires light to germinate. Thin / transplant to 15” centers, in full sun to part shade. Deadhead to prolong bloom.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds from seedheads that are fully dry. Shell by hand or by dancing, winnow to clean. Finish air-drying if necessary before sealing in airtight container. Isolate from varieties of same species by 1⁄4 mile.

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