Coneflower

Rudbeckia laciniata 'Herbstsonne'

Coneflower - Rudbeckia laciniata  'Herbstsonne'

Common Name: Coneflower
Genus: Rudbeckia
Species: laciniata
Cultivar: 'Herbstsonne'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Large bright yellow daisy-like flowers up to 12cm across with conical centres that are green to begin with and then fade to yellowish brown. A stunning clump-forming coneflower that flowers from midsummer through to early autumn and looks particularly lovely with late summer-flowering perennials and ornamental grasses. Like all coneflowers it copes well in a sunny spot and is ideal for the back of a border that doesn't dry out over summer.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring. Support with ring stakes or brushwood well before the flowers appear.

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