Seeds - Art Pack - Rudbeckia, Campfire OG

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Description: A golden rudbeckia with painterly dark markings on some petals reminiscent of the light and shadow cast around a campfire. Blackbird Rise Farm, where these seeds are collected, got its name from the red-winged blackbirds that visit the wildflowers of Maine. This rudbeckia showed up in the meadows surrounding the farm and exists at the intersection of wild and cultivated, annual and perennial, field and farm. 

Rudbeckias are cheery, generally fuss-free perennials that compete well with weeds and easily adapt to a variety of garden conditions.

Pack Size: 200 seeds

Germination Rate: 4-8 days

Days to Maturity: 

Latin Name: Rudbeckia hirta
Main Uses:  Ornamental

Days to Maturity: 120
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 12-36"
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic

Germination:  4-8 days
Sowing: Direct sow any time of year or start indoors in late winter or early spring. Rudbeckias are hardy plants and compete fairly well with weeds once established, but they'll need cultivation when young. They are not fussy about soil but need reasonable drainage. Plant somewhere where their bursting-forth mid-summer joy can be fully appreciated.

Planting depth:  1/4”
Spacing:  6-12”  

Growing in Containers: 

Fertilizing (Containers): Add up to 25% quality compost to your potting mix. This plant loves a higher nitrogen fertilizer - diluted fish fertilizer is an excellent organic choice, applied weekly.

Watering (Containers): Water deeply when top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Check every day or two during very hot weather.

Growing in Mixed Planters: 

Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden bed recently amended with quality compost. Feed weekly with a higher nitrogen organic fertilizer.

Watering (Garden): Water young plants regularly to establish, the water deeply as conditions require.

Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.

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