Echinacea (Black-eyed Susan)

Displaying stunning, daisy-like flowers in a variety of yellows, browns, oranges and reds, Rudbeckia are delightful additions to your August garden. Rudbeckia work wonderfully in containers, borders as well as summer bedding.


Rudbeckia Varieties

Rudbeckia Smileyz Laughing

Flowering timeSummer
Sun requirementsFull sun/partial shade
HardinessHardy in mild parts of the UK
SizeGrows to approx. 100cm x 50cm spread

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Rudbeckia fulgida Little Goldstar

Flowering timeSummer – autumn
Sun requirementsFull sun/partial shade
HardinessHardy in all parts of the UK
SizeGrows to approx. 50cm x 50cm spread

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Rudbeckia fulgida var sullivantii Goldsturm

Flowering timeSummer – autumn
Sun requirementsFull sun/partial shade
Hardiness Hardy in all parts of the UK
SizeGrows to approx. 100cm x 50cm spread

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Rudbeckia Smileyz Tiger

Flowering timeSummer – autumn
Sun requirementsFull sun / partial shade
HardinessHardy in mild parts of the UK
SizeGrows to approx. 100cm – 50cm spread

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Rudbeckia Smileyz Kissing

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Flowering timeSummer – autumn
Sun requirementsFull sun / partial shade
HardinessHardy in mild parts of the UK
SizeGrows to approx. 100cm – 50cm spread

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Rudbeckia Growing Guide

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Planting

Rudbeckia are best planted in spring in fertile soil that will maintain moisture and prefer full sun – the more sun, the better they flower!

Pruning

Stake the taller species or Chelsea chop towards the end of spring to reduce the overall height.

Lift and divide every 3-5 years to promote healthiness within the plant.


Rudbeckia Planting Ideas

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Rudbeckia look stunning when integrated into a summer border that features Salvia and Verbena where the yellow can pop against the blues and purples.


Echinacea Fact

Rudbeckia can grow in areas that are damaged by natural disasters, including fires, as they are ‘pioneer plants’.