Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'

coneflower

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, preferably heavy but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August to October
  • Flower colour: orange-yellow
  • Other features: toothed, mid-green leaves; excellent, long lasting cut-flowers
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Found colonising a railway embankment in the USA by a retired horticulturalist, this beautiful coneflower has finely quilled ray florets (petals), which surround a rounded, orange-brown cone. Perfect for adding late colour to mixed or herbaceous borders, they also make fine companions to ornamental grasses.

  • 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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    Do rudbeckias respond well to Chelsea chop?
    Asked on 10/23/2013 by paintmegreen from London

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      Hello there
      The Chelsea chop is normally carried out towards the end of May, to limit the size, and control the flowering season of many herbaceous plants. I haven't heard of Rudbeckias being given the Chelsea chop, -I wouldnt think there would be much of the plant to chop at that time of year being a late flowerer.
      Regards

      Answered on 10/25/2013 by Anonymous from Crocus
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