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Rudbeckia 'Sahara' - S2
Rudbeckia 'Sahara' - S2
Rudbeckia 'Sahara' - S2
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Rudbeckia 'Sahara'

Rudbeckia hirta
This exciting new variety of gloriosa daisy features chocolate drop centers surrounded by luxurious petals in an array of muted shades, including caramel, old rose, sienna, and yellow. Its single to multi-petaled blooms produce a vibrant, color-splashed display throughout midsummer and fall, and it makes an excellent cut flower, thanks to its strong stems and dependable blooms.
SKU #PL8458
$14.95
Details
Shipped As
3-Pack Plugs (2⅓" h x 1½" w per plug)
Lifecycle
Annual
Annual Hardiness
Half Hardy Annual
Mature Size
1.5-2' h x 1-1.5' w
Sun
Full sun
Soil
Regular, moist, well-drained
Season
Summer to fall
Color
Mix of dusky pinks, copper, sienna, and yellow
Features
Great Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Heat or Drought Tolerant
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
Surface sow and firm lightly; requires light to germinate.
Sprout Time:
7-14 days
Seed To Bloom:
12-16 weeks
Starting Indoors:
Recommended. Sow in containers 8-10 weeks before last frost; cover with humidity dome to retain moisture while seeds germinate. Keep at 65-75°F.
Starting Outdoors:
Sow directly in zones 8+ after all danger of frost has passed.
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
After all danger of frost has passed.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Rudbeckia or gloriosa daisy varieties offer sizzling bright oranges and golds, plus subtle pastel color schemes and even deep red and chocolate hues. A must for wildflower gardens combined with grasses and coneflowers and valuable in the cutting garden and border for mid-summer through fall bloom. Deadhead for more flowers and mulch to conserve soil moisture during high summer. May overwinter in zones 5-8, but most often grown as an annual. Self-sows.
Final Spacing:
1'
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
1" a week. Tolerates some drought once established, but blooms better with regular water.
Soil pH:
Prefers acidic
Fertilizer:
Prior to planting, mix in about 2" of compost or organic granular fertilizer.
Diseases & Pests:
Aphids and slugs may be a minor problem. Prevent foliar diseases by spacing properly and planting in locations with good air circulation.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Harvest when flowers are fully open.