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Rudbeckia 'cherokee sunset'

Genus: Rudbeckia.

Species: Rudbeckia hirta.

This variety showed single and double bloom forms ranging from yellow streaked with orange to a rusty orange. A great purchase in a small garden to keep variety, I bought mine in sixpack and resulted in many different flowers. About 2 ft tall but not demanding in width. Ideal placed at back of borders or center of raised beds. Blooms followed placement of plug plants about 60 days later though that was a cold season. Good midsummer and fall color. I used as an annual but wait to see what sprouts from beneath a straw mulch after winter.

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