Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm (Coneflower) seeds
Very popular reliable perennial awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit for its outstanding ornamental value. Bears masses of cheerful yellow daisy-like flowers with a dark eye from mid-summer through to first frosts. Loved by bees & butterflies.
Height: 45-60cm, Spread: 50cm
Position: Sun or semi shade
Packet of 100 seeds
Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of year except early to mid summer (too much heat while the seedlings are growing can result in spindly plants). Sowing in late summer produces larger plants and is recommended if your soil is heavy or badly drained.
Sow onto the surface of a moist, free-draining seed compost in pots or trays and cover with a very fine sprinkling of sieved compost or vermiculite. Seal in a polythene bag or place in a propagator and maintain at 18-20C. Germination usually takes about 4 weeks. If the seeds haven’t germinated after this time, cover the tray and chill in the fridge or outdoors at 2-5C for 4 weeks, then bring it back into the warmth.
Growing Instructions: When seedlings are large enough to handle, pot up individually into 8cm pots and grow on in cooler conditions, preferably around 10-15C. Maintain plants in pots and over winter in a well-ventilated, cool frost-free place as necessary. Gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions before planting out 45 cms apart in a sunny or semi shaded position.