Undeniably cheerful, 4-5″ petals with bright yellow tips and lime-green centers. Almost looks like a shining sun is painted in the middle of these daisy-like blooms. Plants boast abundant blossoms atop incredibly sturdy stems making it an ideal cut flower. You don’t have to take my word it– it’s an All-American-Selection winner. Attractive to pollinators, too. Commonly known as Gloriosa Daisy or Black-Eyed-Susan. Named for one of Linnaeus’s botany teachers, Olaf Rudbeck, at Uppsala in Sweden. 30-36” tall.
Days to Maturity: 85-90 days
Latin Name: Rudbeckia hirta
Life cycle: Perennial
Surface sow indoors as light aids germination. Transplant to well-drained soils in full-sun, once danger of frost has passed. Planting depth: 1/16”. Optimal soil temperature for germination: 70°F. Plant spacing: 9-15”.
For more tips on when to plant flower seed, check out our NW Flower Planting Calendar!
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!