Rudbeckia Seeds; organic + heirloom

Rudbeckia Seeds; organic + heirloom

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One seed packet filled with wild magic: heirloom organic seeds grown and collected by hand on our small scale farm. For expert and aspiring gardeners. An environmentally conscious alternative to conventional seed.

In an effort to save on paper and ink, planting instructions can be found below. Printed instructions are available by selecting the option for our planting information postcard. A beautiful postcard including the main listing photo for this seed variety, plus detailed planting instructions on the back.

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Rudbeckia Hirta, Indian Summer
50+ seeds

Rudbeckia are native to North-America and are most commonly found as black eyed susans. These rudbeckia are similar to black eyed susans, but with larger petals and flowers, hairier leaves and stems. Unlike black eyed susans these rudbeckia are not perennial but biennial. However, if seed heads are allowed to remain the flowers will reseed themselves and continue to grow year after year as long as the soil beneath them has not been too heavily mulched. Rudbeckia are perfect for bouquets, they are a long lasting cut flower and the more you cut the more will grow to replace them. 

{planting information}
Days to Germination: 7-14 days
Lifecycle: biennial
Zone: 3-9
Sun Light: Full sun to partial shade
Height:1-3 feet
Spread: 1-1.5 feet
Bloom time: mid summer, late summer, early fall, late fall (tolerates frost)
Special notes: seeds require light for germination.

{how to plant}
Seeds can be sown outdoors in spring or early summer, or indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost. The seeds require light for germination. If the flowerheads are allowed to remain, the plant will self-seed and new plants will grow the next season. Deadhead to prolong blooming and reduce self-seeding.

Seeds are packaged in 100% recycled, 20% post-consumer waste brown kraft envelopes. Thank you for recycling again.