Rudbeckia Seeds - Caramel Mix (Coming Jan/Feb 2024)
- Seed Count: 15 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 60-80 days from planting
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Flower Characteristics: Shades of caramel and burnt orange
- Growth Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Plant Height: 18-24 inches
- Ideal for: Borders, cottage gardens, cut flowers
- Special Note: Attracts butterflies and bees
History: Rudbeckia, commonly known as Black-Eyed Susan, has a rich heritage in North American flora. The Caramel Mix variant is a newer introduction, bringing a delightful palette of caramel and burnt orange to this traditional favorite. The genus Rudbeckia has long been a staple in ornamental gardening, prized for its robustness and vibrant colors. This particular mix adds a warm, inviting tone to the family, quickly becoming a favorite among gardeners who seek a splash of autumn hues in their landscapes.
Uses: Rudbeckia Caramel Mix is an excellent choice for gardeners looking to add a touch of warmth to their borders or cottage gardens. Its colorful blooms make it a standout for cut flower arrangements, adding a rustic charm to bouquets. Beyond its ornamental value, this variety is also known for attracting pollinators like butterflies and bees, contributing to the ecological health of your garden.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: This perennial thrives best in full sun but can tolerate partial shade. It prefers well-drained soil and, once established, is relatively drought-tolerant. To plant, sow the seeds in early spring, lightly covering them with soil. Space the plants about 12-18 inches apart to allow for their bushy growth. Rudbeckia is generally low-maintenance, but regular deadheading can encourage more blooms. It's also resilient to most pests and diseases. With proper care, you can enjoy the captivating display of caramel and orange blooms from mid-summer to early fall.