They are also called Marmalade Daisy due to their flower shape and also as Coneflower due to the black cone in the centre of the flower. Rudbeckias form as attractive bedding or border plants with masses of flowers.
They grow best in full sun in well drained Soil. They are tolerant to partial shade as well. In short they are very tolerant of most Conditions but don’t let them get too dry.
Pot Culture: Rudbeckia can be sown directly into pots. Sow 5-6 seeds in a 9” pot and cover lightly. Sow the seeds 4-6 mm deep. Water lightly. Keep in shade till they germinate in about 8-10 days. Gradually exposed to full sun. Soil should be moist but not wet. Later keep 2-3 healthy seedlings in the pot and discard the rest.
In Ground: To grow in ground, make seedlings first. Once the seedlings are 2-3 weeks old, transplant them into their fixed position in your garden. The spacing between plants should be 30 cm. Provide sufficient manure in the ground.
Watering should be done when the soil is dry. Keep it moist. During rains ensure there is no water logging. Feed Bahaar (liquid) fertilizer once in 15 days and later once buds appear feed Maxi grow fertilizer. It will ensure more flowers. Continue once in 7 days till the end of last flowers. To keep the soil enriched, put Biogro (organic manure) once a month.
The seeds in this packet are giant sizes. The flowering starts from 85-90 days. The plant attains a height of 90 cm.