A must-have, first-year-blooming perennial, ‘Cherokee Sunset’ boasts colors unusual in the world of rudbeckias, with toasty colors of burnt orange, yellow, gold, warm red, and bronze, all found on each 3″-5″ double or semi-double bloom. Once they start blooming in early summer, the sunset show continues until frost, to the delight of bees and butterflies; left standing in the fall, the seed cones attract birds. Perennial in USDA zones 9–10, although usually treated as an annual, as it may self-sow. Attracts pollinators and is deer resistant. Plants grow up to 24″-30″ tall, 18″ wide, and produces flowers that bloom from summer to frost. Prefers full sun exposure. Botanical Interests’® Black Eyed Susan Cherokee Sunset Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
Outdoors: Sow 2-4 weeks before your average last frost date.
Indoors: Sow 8-10 weeks before your average last frost date for first year blooms.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.