Rudbeckia Sahara

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Plant Several for Mix of Subdued Hues
It is not a mirage! Plant several of these beauties to add a gorgeous mix of subdued colors on jumbo-sized 4 double flowers. *NOTE: Can not guarantee bloom color(s). Planting several may increase chances to enjoy multiple colors. Flowers emerge in warm hues of caramel, antique rose, burnt sienna OR sandy yellow; each flaunt a large chocolate drop center. Long blooming plentiful flowers from mid-summer to fall. Will self-sow. Rudbeckia hirta Sahara is a favorite for cut-flower arrangements. Vases will overflow with its reliable abundant blooms. In meadows, along the roadside or in your garden bed, Rudbeckia are one of the most versatile and recognized perennials. Picture-perfect punctuated with butterflies and the goldfinches will love the seed.

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Plant Type Perennials

Species hirta

Height Medium 20"

Spacing Plant 18" apart

Bloom Time Mid-Summer to Early Fall

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny

Zones 5-9

Soil Type Normal, Clay

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Long-Blooming

Planting Sites

  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

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. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October