Black-Eyed Susan, “Cherokee Sunset” Seeds
A must-have, first-year-blooming perennial, ‘Cherokee Sunset’ boasts colors unusual in the world of rudbeckias. Over 10-years of breeding and selection resulted in toasty colors of burnt orange, yellow, gold, warm red, and bronze, all found on each 3″-5″ double or semi-double bloom. Once they start blooming in early summer, the sunset show continues until frost, to the delight of bees and butterflies; left standing in the fall, the seed cones attract birds. Sturdy stems are a plus for cut-flower arrangements. An All-America Selections award winner. Perennial in USDA zones 9–10. Deer resistant.
Packet contains 20 seeds
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and as late as 2 months before your average first fall frost date.
When to Start Inside: 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date for first year blooms.
Days to Emerge: 10–15 days
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18"
Thinning: When 1"– 2" tall, thin to 1 every 18"
Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest flowers in the morning, choosing those that have just unfurled all their petals.