Indian Summer (Rudbeckia)
Latin Name: R. hirta
Item #: 1256
RUDBECKIA (Gloriosa Daisy)
Hardy Annual Approx. 40,000 seeds per oz/28 g
For late summer blooms, sow Mar. 15th. - Apr. 1st. indoors. Sow outdoors in June for blooms the following summer. Cover seed 0.25 in/6 mm deep transplant in 4 weeks, 16 in/41 cm apart. Keep well sprayed in July and August for insects. Cut flowers last up to 7 days if bleach is added to the water (to crystalize the stems). A light straw mulch provides winter protection.
COMMERCIAL GROWER: Sow Mar. 1st - Apr. 15th for husky green plants for May sales. Germinate at 70°F/21°C Soil temp. for 20 days (slow germination), cover seed with 0.25 in/6 mm of fine soil. Transplant about 4-5 weeks from seeding. Grow at 50°F/10°C. Used for perennial or annual bedding plant sales. Also produces excellent August cut flower material from a March sowing.