Put the plant somewhere in the sun. The soil should be kept slightly damp.
The perennial is organically certified! This means no chemical pesticides or fertilizers have been used to grow the plant. For a garden without toxins. That's how we avoid harming the environment!
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Flowering:||August - October|
|Growing Height:||70 - 100 cm|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Planting distance:||30 - 40 cm|
Rudbeckia thrives best in full sun, in permeable, fertile soil with little water. However, they also grow well in a partially shaded spot.
Coneflower (Rudbeckia) is a great border plant that likes it out in the open ground. Prepare a large hole and loosen the soil thoroughly. Improve poor garden soil with a mix of compost and granulated cow manure. Plant your rudbeckia at the correct depth - the top of the root ball should come to just below soil level. Fill the hole with soil, press firmly and water immediately.
Rudbeckia in the border
The large daisy-like flowers of the coneflower are eye-catchers in any garden border. They mix so well with other plants too. Try betony (Stachys officialis 'Rosea'), phlox, delphinium and/or ornamental grass(es). Coneflowers are particularly spectacular when planted in large swathes.
Rudbeckia is an easily grown perennial that can stay planted in the same spot for years. Make sure the soil around the roots stays moist at all times but not waterlogged in winter.
Rudbeckia in the winter
Black-eyed Susan dies back in winter. Protect it over winter with a covering of fallen leaves. Cut all old leaves away in the spring and new shoots will soon appear.
Originating in North American, coneflower is a typical prairie plant and is classified as a composite plant, under Asteraceae.
The flowers consist mainly of a thick orange centre surrounded by colourful petals. Each flower can be up to 10 cm across. Rudbeckia attracts lots of bees and butterflies.
There are many different cultivars of coneflower, varying in colour from yellow, through orange to brown. There is also differences in their height growth between the different cultivars and varieties.
This perennial is particularly popular in flowery borders and planters but is just fabulous in the prairie garden or grassy border too.