Rudbeckia Indian Summer Seeds

Rudbeckia Indian Summer Seeds

Rudbeckia hirta

Item #1305

Perennial. These radiant, yellow, single and semi-double flowers with dark chocolate centers hold their heads up high without the need for staking. You'll enjoy their glorious beauty as they seduce butterflies with promises of nectar, and provide seeds for birds in winter. A long-lasting cut flower with a long bloom period. Perennial in USDA zones 4 to 9, but usually treated as an annual. Indian Summer is an All-America Selections (AAS) winner and the recipient of the European Fleuroselect Quality Mark in 1995. In 2000, it won the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society's "Award of Garden Merit".

Seedling Image


Full sun

Blooms summer to early fall

3'-31/2' tall

Days to Emerge:
10-15 days

Seed Depth:
Press into surface

Seed Spacing:
A group of 4 seeds every 1' - 2'

When 1" - 2" tall, thin to 1 every
1'- 2'

When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, and as late as 2 months before first fall frost.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before average last frost.

Artist: Annie Reiser

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