Rudbeckia - Becky Mixed
For the first time you can grow this cheerful, free flowering annual in containers and hanging baskets! Becky produces extra dwarf plants, neat and compact in a well balanced mixture of lemon to bright orange flowers, each with a slightly darker contrasting centre disc. They now make ideal basket and container plants flowering right up to first frost, producing large flowers measuring up to 15cm (6in) across! Flowers mid summer to frost. Height 20-25cm (8-10in).
Sow from late winter to early summer 1.5mm (1/16in) deep in a good seed compost. Make sure it is moist but not wet and seal in a polythene bag, exclude light until after germination which usually takes 10-21 days at 12-15C (55-60F).
They can also be sown outdoors in mid spring where they are to flower.
Transplant when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots and grow cool. Pinch out the growing points when 7.5cm (3in) high to ensure a bushy habit. Later, plant out 23cm (9in) apart in a rich, well drained soil and full sun.