Coneflower

Rudbeckia spp.

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Rudbeckia is a genus of around 24 annual, biennial and perennial herbaceous plants in the sunflower family, Asteraceae. Members of this genus, commonly known as black-eyed Susans or coneflowers, are popular in cultivation for their long flowering time and distinctive blooms with backwards bending petals. Flowering occurs through late summer and into autumn and they produce showy, usually orange, red or yellow flowers with contrasting dark centres. This genus is native to North America and widely naturalised in many other places.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Propagation

Division

Divide in spring.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Sand, Loam, Clay

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Asteraceae

Flower colour

Multicoloured

Related Problems

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