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Rudbeckia hirta 'Marmalade'

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Rudbeckia hirta 'Marmalade' Seeds

Marmalade Rudbeckias are amazing! They have large golden orange/yellow blooms with the distinctive dark central disk. As the flowers age the centre becomes raised forming a cone. These are lovely plants to grow for late flowers in your garden and your bees and butterflies will love them too!

Rudbeckias are wild flowers originating from North America . Strictly speaking they are half hardy perennials but for best results treat them like a half hardy annual and sow each year in spring for late summer and autumn flowers. New varieties have been developed for use in the garden, in containers and for cut flowers.

Genus Rudbeckia hirta
Variety Marmalade
Plant Type Half Hardy Annual
Height & Spread 45-60cm/1.5-2 feet tall x 30cm/1 foot wide
Sow Seeds Sow indoors in modules from March and April. Rudbeckia seeds are tiny and like most tiny seeds they need light to germinate. Germinates in 2 weeks at 18°C-21°C. Transplant to individual pots when the seedlings are large enough to handle and grow on until they have formed sturdy young plants.
Thin/Plant Out
Plant out in May in full sun 30cm/1 foot apart. Take care not to disturb their roots too much. Rudbeckias resent disturbance!
Conditions Required Rudbeckias are great for cut flower beds, borders and for growing in containers too. They will perform best in full sun and like plenty of water… please don’t allow the soil to dry out as your plants will suffer.
Flower Production Rudbeckias may seem slow to get going but once established they will produce flowers from July to October or even longer in mild sheltered places. Usually takes 10-12 weeks from seed to flower.
Picking Cut when the petals have unfurled and the central cone is tight.
Lasts up to two weeks in a vase providing the water is clean.
Planting Combinations Grow Marmalade with other Rudbeckias such as Cappucino or Rustic Mixed. They also combine well with Grasses and blue flowers such as Salvia viridis and the glaucous foliage of Cerinthe major Purpurascens.

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