First red colored rudbeckia; these dark cherry flowers deepen in color towards the blackish center cone.
A total breeding breakthrough, this is a remarkable Gloriosa Daisy selection that literally blooms for months on end. It forms a midsized mound, bearing large daisy heads with cherry-red petals surrounding a black eye. Absolutely fantastic in mixed containers or borders. Though not always reliably perennial, Gloriosa Daisies provide outstanding colour even in the first year so they are well worth growing even as an annual or biennial. Bred and introduced by British seedhouse Thompson and Morgan.
5-8 Find your zone
Full Sun,Partial Shade
Grow on at 65-70° F in long days with high light levels. Keep young plants on the dry side, never overly wet. Once actively growing feed at 75-150 ppm N with each watering and now keep evenly moist. Plants generally finish in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low
Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.
Easy to grow in moist, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.