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  • Eventual height: 0.3m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Rudbeckia hirta 'Toto' (Toto Series)

black-eyed Susan 'Toto'

RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators RHS endorsed product
approx 50 seeds £2.55

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, preferably heavy but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Hardiness: half hardy

    A large flowered dwarf variety with strongly contrasting, prominent central cones. Typically used as a long flowering annual in sunny borders and containers.
    Winner of an Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit for reliability and good performance.
    Part of the seed range produced by Mr Fothergill’s Seeds in partnership with the RHS.

  • Garden care:Using seed trays and good seed compost, sow from late winter to mid spring, just covering the seed. Keep moist but not wet and maintain temperatures at 18-20°C. Transplant when large enough to handle into individual pots and grow on in cool conditions before hardening off and planting outside. Dead-heading will prolong the flowering season, but let some of the last flowers develop seed heads as this will attract birds into the garden in winter.

  • Sow: February-May

  • Flowering: July-October

  • Approximate quantity: 50 seeds.