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3. Rudbeckia annual
Huge "black-eyed" daisies with bright yellow petals can be found in almost any country garden, and even in abandoned summer cottages, they do flourish. The most popular perennial rudbeckia (Rudbeckia), but annuals often have a more unusual color, flower shape, and are also densely doubled.
Especially it is worth paying attention to modern varieties of rudbecky, such as, for example, "Cherokee Sunset". This is an amazing densely doubled mixture with large flowers in shades of southern sunset (bright yellow, orange, crimson, brown). Height 75 centimeters.
Rudbeckia "Chim Jimin" is the world's first variety series of Rudbeckies with numerous narrow petals. Each flower is a combination of gold, bronze, orange and mahogany hues. Height 60 centimeters.
"Marrocan San" is one of the most densely doubled varieties with petals in shining shades of golden yellow, bronze and marmalade orange. The height of the bush is only 50 centimeters. Rudbeckia "Green Ice" is distinguished by an uncharacteristic green eye in the center of yellow petals. And rudbeckia "Cherry Brandy" has the darkest red-brown petals.
Annual rudbeckia blooms from mid-June to October. All annual rudbeckia in the event of a mild winter are able to overwinter and bloom the next year. The plant produces very good self-seeding.
Growing rudbeckia from seeds
The seeds are sown in trays with a moist substrate to a depth of 3-5 mm. At a temperature of + 20 … + 25 ° C, seed germination can take from 7 days to one month. After the appearance of two true leaves, the seedlings need to be cut open, choosing such containers in which the damage to the root system when planting in the garden will be minimal. The hardened seedlings are planted in a permanent place in May.
The flower prefers well-drained soil, rich in organic matter, but easily adapts, including clay soil. Rudbeckia is very tolerant of high temperature and low humidity. It tolerates partial shade, but flowering will improve if the plant is provided with sufficient sunlight.
Differs in resistance to pests and diseases, but can be damaged by powdery mildew. Although the plant is quite drought tolerant, regular watering will ensure abundant flowering, and apply a water-soluble fertilizer every few weeks.
Continuation of the list of summer plants to be sown in April, read on the next page
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