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Rudbeckia maxima

Coneflower

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.3m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourYellow-orange, purple-black

Description

Rudbeckia maxima (Coneflower). There are about 20 species of annuals, biennials and perennials with bright, daisy-like composite flowers, which are either single, double or semi-double and are in tones of yellow with some varying from green through to purple and black.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

North America

Interest and use

Flower arranging, prairie planting, beneficial insects.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will prefer loamy, moisture-retentive soil in full sun or partial-shade.

Propagation

Propagation is by division in the spring or by seeds in autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and aphids could cause damage.

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