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Rudbeckia

Coneflower

Bright flowers produced every year at the end of summer

Beautiful large daisies of yellow, orange and brown with dark central cones add gorgeous colour to a summer garden and often flower well into the autumn. These cottage garden favourites are much loved by butterflies and bees.

Where?

Grow in a sunny or part shaded bed or border for a fabulous display of late summer colour, ideal for a cottage garden. Superb for cutting.

How?

Plant in well-drained soil. Cut back after flowering in autumn.

Summerina Coneflowers are the result of a cross between an annual Rudbeckia and a perennial Echinacea

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 - October
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 50 cm - 60 cm
Plant width 40 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 55 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Medium, 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 Wildlife garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From May to September