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Rudbeckia hirta Tiger Eye

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Coneflower

Perfect for a smaller garden

Glowing, large golden-orange, semi-double daisies with dark button centres add brilliant colour to a summer garden. The compact sturdy plants never grow very tall but produce an abundance of flowers that are very attractive to butterflies and bees.

Where?

Grow in beds and borders for a fabulous display of late summer colour. Superb for cutting.

How?

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Cut back after flowering in autumn.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available May - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering August - September
Evergreen No
Plant height 40 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 30 cm - 40 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 45 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden

Typically available

From May to September