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x Rudbeckia

Description

A hybrid (R. hirta x Echinacea purpurea) with looks and fast growth of rudbeckia and the vigor and disease tolerance of echinacea.  It is a very compact plant with huge long-lasting blooms.  Water this plant weekly and more in extreme heat.  It works well planted in containers or massed in borders, along walkways or rock gardens and is an excellent choice for sunny low-water use gardens.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#showy flowers#compaction#small spaces#drought tolerant#container plant#cut flowers#cottage garden#rustic#mass planting#border#walkway#rock garden#long bloom time
Cultivars:
Tags:
#showy flowers#compaction#small spaces#drought tolerant#container plant#cut flowers#cottage garden#rustic#mass planting#border#walkway#rock garden#long bloom time
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rudbeckia
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 8 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    3" Daisy-like blooms appear early summer through mid fall yellow petals with a red-ringed and centers are rough and dark brown. Eventually by November the red appears flecked throughout.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Rough
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Round
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Lightly striped with purple spots where stems join and very hairy.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Rock Wall
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought