Black-eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy, Yellow Ox-eye Daisy
Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherokee Sunset'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rudbeckia (rud-BEK-ee-a) (Info)
Species: hirta (HER-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Cherokee Sunset

Category:

Annuals

Biennials

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bright Yellow

Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Jose, California

Augusta, Georgia

Des Plaines, Illinois

West Milford, New Jersey

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Ronkonkoma, New York

Winterville, North Carolina

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

Harrison Valley, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Coppell, Texas

Houston, Texas

Kalama, Washington

Spokane, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

4
positives
1
neutral
0
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Positive

On May 8, 2009, love0gardening from West Milford, NJ (Zone 6a) wrote:

Beautful velvety flower. A rich, rust and brownish maroon that is iridecent in the sun. I planted this from seed last year and had about half a dozen plants. Only one came back this year but it is a bigger and better plant than last year.

Positive

On Jun 29, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I like this rudbeckia--it shows a great deal of color variation but I'm definitely saving seeds from this particular plant from the pictures I've contributed. A slower bloomer than the 3 other varieties I've planted this year..but that's good as it spreads out the rudbeckia blooming season for me.

Positive

On Dec 6, 2005, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

I loved this plant , didn't overwinter in 5a, didn't reseed. I gave up on my seedlings I planted. Will try again next year.

Neutral

On Jul 14, 2005, JoniJumpUp from Grand Rapids, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

I can't seem to grow this outdoors at 5b so we grow it as a house plant with summer on a bright but shaded patio, but this summer it has come down with spots of powdery mildew. Is there any way to save it? Wash off the leaves every few days?

Positive

On Mar 21, 2005, LilyLover_UT from Ogden, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:

Rudbeckia 'Cherokee Sunset' self-sows nicely in my garden. The double flowers are unique, and it's easy to grow. I start my seeds indoors 10 weeks before the last frost date.