Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherokee Sunset') in the Black Eyed Susans Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 24-30 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"
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

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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
Rudbeckia life cycle by Bonehead Jul 20, 2017 9:58 PM 6
What's Blooming 2017 - Photos and Chat. by NJBob Jan 1, 2018 8:14 PM 1,563
Untitled by glengarry23 May 1, 2016 9:15 AM 1,994
My first post and first question by droughttolerant Feb 3, 2015 12:51 PM 23
What's Blooming - 2015 - Photos and chat. by NJBob Jan 1, 2016 6:25 PM 1,786
What did YOU do outside today? by crittergarden Mar 24, 2019 10:05 AM 7,101
Rudbeckia Cherokee Sunset by Paul2032 Sep 24, 2013 11:11 PM 12
What's blooming in 2013? by virginiarose Dec 18, 2015 8:26 PM 1,768
My favorite rudbeckia by Pattyw5 Jan 30, 2013 8:26 PM 53
Perennial plant of the week- Rudbeckias by virginiarose Apr 19, 2012 4:52 AM 21

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