Orange & Bronze Shades
RudbeckiaOrange & Bronze Shades
A farm favorite! This old variety of unknown lineage has a large dark eye and blooms ranging from pure orange to rust and all the colour graduations in between. Flowers are extremely long lasting in the field and vase, seed heads provide winter interest and food for finches. At about 40” tall on sturdy plants it is an excellent choice for the back of a mixed cottage garden. Easy to grow from seed, flowering in its first year. Reliably returns year after year and will be happy to naturalize.
Sow indoors 6 weeks before last frost, cover seed very lightly as light is needed for germination. Harden-off and transplant out after danger of frost has passed. Direct seed 2 weeks before last frost. Time to flower from transplants is ~12 weeks.
Learn more! Lana from Hummingbird Farm shares her starting and growing tips about rudbeckia on Hummingbird's site here!