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- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moderately fertile and moist, with neutral to alkaline pH
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
The tough, erect stems soar upwards in spring and are covered by large leaves that fuse together at their bases to form a sort of "cup" (hence the common name). This is a very attractive feature after rain as they often hold glistening balls of water. In mid summer clusters of bright yellow daisies crown the plant. These are airy enough not to dominate the surrounding planting, even though they can reach 2.5m tall. A native of tall grass prairies, meadows, thickets and stream peripheries in North America, this plant has a deep and extensive root system which makes transplanting difficult, so make sure you have the right spot for it. It will attract birds and butterflies to the garden and will exude an aromatic resin if you crush the leaves and stems
- Garden care: Divide congested plants in spring.
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Q:when is best time to plant this item?Asked on 24/11/2014 by bobbyb from horley surrey
As a general rule plants that are grown in containers can be planted at any time of year as long as the soil isn't frozen solid. The best times are in the autumn when the soil is still warm enough to encourage root growth but the plant isn't in active growth, or the spring before the temperatures start to rise. This plant is fully hardy so you could plant it now. Hope this helps.Answered on 26/11/2014 by Anonymous from crocus
Q:I ordered this plant but it does not meet your standards and is not available. would you suggest an alternative that is the same size and not necessarily the same flower colour?Asked on 15/4/2014 by bobbyb from horley surrey
I'm afraid we do not have anything very similar, but you could consider the following..
Ligularia The Rocket
Rudbeckia subtomentosa Henry Eilers
http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/rudbeckia-subtomentosa-henry-eilers/classid.2000018799/Answered on 16/4/2014 by helen from crocus
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