Pinch off any wilted flowers to encourage new blooms. Better yet, cut off mature flowers for floral arrangements.
Keep the soil well watered to help the seeds germinate and grow. Check pots daily in very hot weather.
A sunny spot
Rudbeckia will grow in light shade, but you’ll get more flowers if you plant it in full sun.
Rudbeckia’s velvety leaves are unattractive to slugs, so they’re a good bet if you struggle to keep plants slug-free.
About rudbeckia goldsturm
Sowing seeds is a really fun and rewarding way to fill your outdoor space with flowers. Rudbeckia is easy to grow and can give you bright yellow, daisy-like flowers right into autumn.
To grow your flowers, sow the seeds about 5cm apart in potting trays and put them somewhere warm and bright. Keep the soil moist. When sprouts appear, transfer the plants to 8cm pots and wait for them to grow. It should take about 10 days for sprouts to appear, then you’ll have flowers within 90 days.
You can pick the mature flowers whenever you like, cutting them at the base of the stem. They’re lovely in floral arrangements. New flowers should appear until October. Cutting off mature flowers will encourage new ones to replace them.
As a considerable bonus, rudbeckia is very attractive to bees, butterflies and other pollinators.