General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24-30 inches
Plant Spread: 12-16 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Multi-Color: Yellow, orange, and russet
Other: Cherokee Sunset is a seed strain, not a clonal cultivar. There can be quite a bit of variation in the bloom - a large range of color and The form may be single, semi-double, or double.
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
4"-5"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 70F
Days to germinate: 14
Depth to plant seed: Surface sow. Do not cover.
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Harden off 2-3 days before planting out. Space plants 12-18" apart.
Pollinators: Hoverflies
Bees
Awards and Recognitions: AAS (All-America Selection®): 2002 National

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Common names
  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Gloriosa Daisy
  • Yellow Ox-eye Daisy

Photo Gallery
Photo by jkporter

Date: 2013-09-06
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2020-09-05
Location: At a nursery
Date: 2008-06-25

Date: 2013-09-06

Date: 2015-07-08
Location: My Garden
Date: 2012-09-08
Location: At a nursery
Date: 2008-06-25
Photo by SCButtercup
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Date: 2022-09-03

Date: 2013-09-06
Location: South Carolina
Location: Home

Date: August
credit:Dwight Sipler

Photo courtesy of Harris Seeds
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My Garden
Date: 2012-09-07
Location: Home
Date: 2016-07-11
Photo by Newyorkrita
Photo by Newyorkrita

Date: 2013-09-06

Date: 2013-09-06

Date: 2013-09-06
Location: In my front yard in Holladay, UT
Date: Late Summer
Rudbeckia hirta 'CherokeeSunset'

Courtesy of Diane's Flower Seeds
Location: Pa
Date: summer
will develop a blue eye when mature
Location: Pa
Date: late summer
Photo by Newyorkrita

Date: 2016-08-15

Date: 2016-08-15
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-05-07

Date: 2013-09-06

Date: 2013-09-06

Date: 2013-09-06

Date: 2013-09-06
Location: Tabby's Garden
Date: july
grown from seeds from TM
Photo by Lucichar

Date: 2013-09-06

Date: 2013-09-06

Date: 2013-09-19

Date: 2013-09-19

Date: 2013-09-19

Date: 2015-07-08

Date: 2012-07-30

Date: 2012-07-30

Date: 2012-07-30
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Comments:
  • Posted by lauribob (N Central Wash. - the dry side - Zone 5b) on May 27, 2019 7:57 AM concerning plant:
    These are considered a short-lived perennial. They will sometimes make it through a few winters and might reseed themselves. Sometimes treated as annuals. I've started them from seed a few times and they've never come back for me in my zone 5 garden.
Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On February 9, 2017 Seeds sown
w/s
lovesblooms On April 20, 2015 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On February 1, 2015 Seeds sown
winter sown
dnrevel On October 19, 2021 Transplanted
Small seedlings planted in CSS Project Grow garden. Fall planting.
dnrevel From September 3, 2021 to October 19, 2021 Seeds germinated
From seed, germinated outdoors. Summer planting.
dnrevel On July 21, 2021 Obtained plant
Seeds arrived from Swallowtail Garden Seeds 2021, New for 2021
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Doesn't look like Cherokee Sunset by SpringGreenThumb Jul 10, 2017 5:03 PM 41
Doesn't look right. by SpringGreenThumb Jul 18, 2017 1:11 PM 3

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