Denver Daisy Rudbeckia Seeds

(P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Item #51653-PK-P1
$3.95
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Description

Great for cutting, and blindingly bright in the sunny garden

What a great idea this was. For the 150th anniversary of the city in 2008, Denver decided to introduce a new twist on the native black-eyed Susan, give away seed in schools, banks, and other offices all over the city, and blanket the landscape in color. Denver Daisy was a sensation, and this hardy perennial will be beautifying the landscape for years to come. Now you can enjoy these giant blooms on drought- and pest-resistant plants too.

Bred from the native Rudbeckia hirta species Denver Daisy sports enormous 6- to 8-inch blooms with outstretched petals of purest yellow. At the base of each petal is a dab or two of dark red, creating a halo around the chocolate-brown cone. Stunning in cut flower bouquets and a huge draw in the garden (butterflies and bees take notice—not to mention songbirds, who feast on the dried seeds in those cones in late fall and early winter), it is a must have for the sunny border.

Denver Daisy reaches 28 inches high and about 24 inches wide, with good branching and very strong flower stems. Expect the blooms to begin by late summer and continue well into fall, combining well with the oranges and golds of the harvest season.

Best in average to dry soil, Denver Daisy is quite tolerant of drought after its first season of growth. Insects and other pests leave it alone, and its native vigor ensures that it can withstand tough environmental conditions. This is a plant to put front and center in the cutting garden, use as a ribbon of color through the sunny garden, and perhaps even pot up for knock-em-dead color on the deck. Enjoy.

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Genus Rudbeckia
Species hirta
Variety Denver Daisy
Item Form (P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Zone 3 - 9
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Mid Fall
Seeds Per Pack 25
Plant Height 2 ft 4 in
Plant Width 24 in
Bloom Size 6 in - 8 in
Additional Characteristics Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Free Bloomer, Cut-and-Come-Again, Bird Lovers, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Red, Yellow, Dark Orange, Brown
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Cut Flowers, Outdoor, Border, Fall Color

Product Review Summary

Based on 5 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

March 29, 2019

Germination

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Every seed sprouted. High germination rate.

Stormy from WV
July 19, 2018

Love this flower

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I had decent germination, and the plants are beautiful. I was surprised by how large they grew in a short amount of time in the garden, they are covered in flowers their first year!

Katherine from OH
May 25, 2017

Great experience

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I cannot find the Denver Daisies anywhere in the Dallas area but have seen the plant. I am so excited to purchase the seeds. I really enjoyed your website that showed how the seeds will be shipped, transplanting, video.

from TX
April 11, 2013

Our most successful Gloriosa Daisy

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Denver Daisy is an amazing, eye catching flower that is a real superstar when it is blooming. The flowers are 4-5 inches across and spectacularly beautiful. Few flowers in our garden can match these when in bloom. We have tried many varieties of Gloriosa Daisies over several years, and have found all except Denver Daisy to be difficult to sprout, very slow to grow, and very unlikely to survive our conditions. However, Denver Daisy has been much easier to sprout, and is so much faster to grow. The plants reach 14" across and tall for us, and bloom throughout our intense heat without wilting -- as long as we water (drip) them every few days. We will plant these every year, and give them a premium spot in our garden.

Quonset from TX
February 25, 2013

Actual Grower

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This is an amazing daisy, grew big, lanky, stong and flowers bloomed all summer. Fuzzy leaves and giant flowers. Love love love this plant.

Home garden grower 2 acres from MN

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