Cherokee Sunset Black-Eyed Susan ~ Rudbeckia hirta

September 1, 2009

blooming rudbeckia cherokee sunset 1

I love growing these annual colorful Black-Eyed Susans, each bloom can be a little different color and shape, giving me many happy surprises in the garden!  Many varying shades of yellow, gold, orange and red, with single, double, and mum type petals.  Cherokee Sunset rudbeckia are easy to start from seeds indoors, and I usually get some volunteer starts in the garden, too. Terrific as a cut flower!

Growing information:

Prefers full sun

Height:  20 – 24 inches, flowers 3-4 inches across

Bloom time – mid to late summer, depending on when seed is started

blooming rudbeckia cherokee sunset 2

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