Success With Seeds Rudbeckia

Rudbeckia Germination Information

Rudbeckia is the botanical name for Gloriosa Daisy
Rudbeckia Seed Germination How to Sow Rudbeckia:
  • Best sown indoors at alternating temperatures of 68 and 86°
  • Expect germination in 5-10 days
  • If started early enough, plants will flower in the first year from seed
  • Seeds can also be sown outdoors in spring or summer, up to two months before first frost
  • Plants will reseed around the garden, perpetuating from year to year
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Rudbeckia:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Space 12-24 inches apart in full sun or part shade in any rich, moist, well-drained soil

Soil: Tolerates drought and poor soils

Temperature: A great lover of hot weather, it will also tolerate drought

Additional Care: Deadhead to keep plants tidy and to prolong the flowering season

Appearance and Use:

A short-lived perennial that is often grown as an annual. Useful in borders, beds, for naturalizing, and as a fresh cut flower. This vigorous, thick-stemmed, multi-branching plant grows upright from 2-3 feet tall. The summer through fall appearing, daisy-like flowers are 3-6 inches in diameter and come in colors of gold, yellow, bronze, orange, brown, mahogany and have brown, yellow, or black center cones. Flower colors can be zoned or banded and petal arrangement is either single or double. The mid-green leaves are 4 inches long by 21/2 inches wide and the stems and undersides of leaves bear bristly hairs

About Rudbeckia:
Pronunciation:  rud-bek’e-å her’tå
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Asteraceae, native to the central United States
Common Name: Gloriosa Daisy