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"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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

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

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  • 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
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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