Rudbeckia Seed - Sochan

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Rudbeckia laciniata Also known as Cutleaf Coneflower, and Green Headed Coneflower. Well known and loved in permaculture circles. The roots are used in medicine much like Echinacea, the abundant greens are...

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Description

Rudbeckia laciniata

Also known as Cutleaf Coneflower, and Green Headed Coneflower. Well known and loved in permaculture circles. The roots are used in medicine much like Echinacea, the abundant greens are a delicious edible, and the flowers are loved by pollinators. This plant is revered by the Cherokee for its many wondrous uses, and is catching on elsewhere. Summer-Fall blooming. Full Sun to part shade. Perennial. Approx seeds per packet = 130

Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
80000 n/a n/a 120
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
After Last Frost 60°F Full/Part Frost Sensitive
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Transplant or Direct Seed surface N/A 250
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
12-18" 5-21 Annual 2-3 years

Bed Preparation

Sochan is a perennial that will tolerate average soils and requires moderate moisture. Choose a site with full sun to partial shade.

Planting

Seeds need a period of cold, moist conditions for optimal germination. Direct sow outdoors in fall or stratify seed in a refrigerator for 3-4 weeks before sowing in the spring. Sow seeds on the soil surface and press lightly to settle. Seeds will sprout in 5-21 days. Thin seedlings so that mature plants are 12-18" apart.

Sochan is not drought tolerant. Provide water in times of drought.

Harvest

Sochan leaves are edible and typically eaten after boiled or sauteed until soft. Harvest young leaves in spring.

Seed Saving

Sochan seed matures in late summer/fall. Seed is ready to harvest when dry and brown. Store seeds in a cool, dry place. Seeds are viable for 2-3 years.