Up for sale is one pack of 100 ""Autumn Forest" Rudbeckia (Rudbeckia hirta) flower seeds. A garden staple Rudbeckia are very easy to sow and these create large single petals flowers with dark yellow or orange petals that transition to a dark red center.
We offer flat rate combined shipping on all orders, no limit on the amount or type of seed packets.
Soil temperature: 70 degrees fahrenheit
Germination lighting: Light required
Germination days: 20 days
Plant spread: 12"
Plant height: 24''
Plant type: Tender Perennial
Maturation days: 55 days
For zones 4-9 these Rudbeckia are easy to sow and in warmer zones 8-9, and warmer parts of zone 7, they are perennials. In colder zones below 7 they should be treated as annuals.
You can start early in pots, or direct sow in spring, but they will need to be cold treated first. Mix your seeds with 1/8 cup of sand or fine peat and add 1 teaspoon of water so your mixture is moist but not soggy. Place in your refrigerator (not freezer) for 30 days. Let your mix dry out on the counter in late winter sow into pots and transplant after your last frost in the spring. These need light to germinate so when sowing into pots sow seeds on the surface of your potting mixture and lightly dust with sand or vermiculite.
After the cold treatment you can also direct sow these into your garden in the spring after your last frost. Mix your cold treated seeds with 1/4 cup of screened peat or sand and use the shaker method to distribute them into your garden area. Once you seedlings are 2" tall you can transplant to 12" spacing.