PlantsBlack Eyed Susans→Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherokee Sunset')

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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

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Posted by lauribob (N Central Wash. - the dry side - Zone 5b) on May 27, 2019 7:57 AM

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.

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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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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 Sep 2, 2021 12:04 PM 7,649
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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