Rudbeckia hirta Cherokee Sunset

Gloriosa Daisy

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 24" (Plant 12" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy, Acidic
Flower / Accent: Orange / Yellow
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Double and semi-double 3-4" flowers in shades of yellow, orange, red, bronze and mahogany; some bicolor. Rudbeckia Cherokee Sunset provides a pleasing blend of autumn colors and late season flowering. Road salt tolerant.

An All America Selections Award Winner 2002. Stunning paired with fountain grasses.

Features to Note:

  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant
  • Attracts Birds
  • Beneficial for Pollinators

Rudbeckia General Information:

Rudbeckia hirta are wonderful, free flowering daisies in colors from yellow through bronze and mahogany. You can have them for years, but the original plants will only last a few seasons. But wait! The plants self-seed readily, and if you learn to recognize the slightly hairy seedlings and allow a few to develop where you want them, you can have as many as you want for many years.

Rudbeckia Plant Care:

Prefer moist, fertile well-drained soil. Although drought tolerant, Rudbeckia bloom better with ample moisture. Pinching can produce more compact plants in taller varieties. Allow seeds to fall to assure permanence in the garden. Spent flower heads can be cut back to prevent too many volunteers. Can be divided every 4 years in spring. Spent foliage can be cut back to 6" for a flush of new growth.

$8.95 ea.
(3+) $8.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: RUCS