Rudbeckia Rustic Dwarfs Mixed
These large single flowers in shades of bronze, mahogany and gold with a black centre make a good contrast for brighter flowers in the border.
Height 40cm (16")
WHEN TO SOW
February to April
WHERE TO SOW
Sow seed on the surface of good free-draining seed compost in pots or trays. Cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or a warm place at a temperature of 20-25°C (68-77°F) until after germination which usually takes 7-21 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Transplant seedlings when they are large enough to handle into pots or trays. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost has passed, 30cm (12") apart.
Rudbeckia are very weather resistant, so are ideal for planting in an exposed or sheltered border.