Rudbeckia hirta 'Enchanted Velvet Flame' (PBR)

2 litre pot £12.99
available to order from midsummer
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Buy Rudbeckia hirta 'Enchanted Velvet Flame' (PBR) coneflower: A tender perennial with upright, daisy-shaped dark red flowerheads

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moist, well-drained
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Hardiness: half hardy (will need winter protection)

    The sumptuous ‘Enchanted Velvet Flame’ from the enchanted series is a maroon-red coneflower, up to 10cm (4") in diameter, with a bold purple-brown ‘cone’, speckled with yellow stamens. Flowering from July to October, the nectar-rich blooms are a magnet for pollinating insects. Best grown as a half-hardy annual, pop these in pots on your patio for a striking late summer display!

  • Garden care: Pot up and grow on under glass until all risk of frost has passed when they can be planted outside in a well-prepared bed. Pinching out the growing tips will encourage them to become bushier, and feed with a high potash fertiliser at regular intervals throughout the summer. Feed weekly with seaweed extract during the growing season. Deadhead faded flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced.

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