Perfect for cutting!
Long-blooming and easy to grow in just about any soil.
Variety: ‘Ruby Gold’
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 50 seeds
Zone: 5 – 8
Bloom Start To End: Early Summer – Late Fall
Seeds Per Pack: 50
Plant Height: 20 in – 24 in
Plant Width: 15 in – 18 in
Additional Characteristics: Bird Lovers,Bloom First Year,Butterfly Lovers,Cut-and-Come-Again,Direct Sow,Easy Care Plants,Free Bloomer,Long Bloomers,Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color: Black,Dark Red,Yellow
Foliage Color: Medium Green
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Dry,Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Heat Tolerant,Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy,Poor
Uses: Beds,Border,Containers,Cut Flowers,Fall Color,Outdoor
(P)?Pkt of 50 seeds
Expect armloads of big bright blooms from this irrepressible duo of Black-eyed Susans! Radiant yellow and smoldering deep red with darker marks near the base make an unforgettable combination in the sunny garden or the vase — and with Ruby Gold, you’ll be picking fresh flowers from midsummer ’til frost!
The flowers open in hot, sun-soaked conditions, and once this plant is established, it doesn’t mind unseasonable levels of heat, humidity, rain, cold, or even drought. Poor soil is no problem, though best blooming will be in enriched garden soil with adequate water. Black-eyed Susan is one of the easiest native wildflowers to grow, and Ruby Gold is no exception!This plant reaches about 20 to 24 inches high and nearly as wide, with good branching and healthy foliage. More compact than wild Rudbeckia, it is a magnet for butterflies and bees in the summer garden, and in autumn the songbirds feast on the seed-filled black centers of every bloom! Its native resistance to pests and diseases keeps Ruby Gold looking healthy and blooming its best all season.
Ruby Gold is a biennial, hardy in zones 5 through 8. It will bloom the first summer if the seeds are begun early indoors. Pick or deadhead the blooms for even faster rebloom over two long seasons of glory! Pkt is 50 seeds.