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  • coneflower
  • Eventual height: 2m
  • Eventual spread: 0.9m

Rudbeckia laciniata 'Herbstsonne'


RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators £4.99
Pot size 9cm pot
9cm pot
3 × 9cm pots

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, preferably heavy but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    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 with ages. 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.