Over 1500 posts are available on Gardeners tips and Rudbeckia has been covered several time before. I make no apology for this as they are a handsome plant worth considering for their long flowering season that lasts well into autumn.
Rudbeckia are perennial plants that form rounded clumps. They are easily raised from seed available from Thompson Morgan and other merchants. Plants will grow in semi-shade or full sun without much help.
Types of Rudbeckia to Grow
- Rudbeckia hirta is probably worth growing as a half-hardy annual. Named varieties include Goldilocks, Irish Eyes, Toto, Autumn Forest and Prairie Sun.
- Rudbeckia missouriensis is a rockery sized plant growing 12-16″ and flowering profusely
- Rudbeckia laciniata will grow up to 10 feet tall in moist soil and flowers with a lemon petal and green centre.
- Rudbeckia maxima is even taller than laciniata with blue green leaves and large ray flowers.
- Rudbeckia speciosa is a traditional hardy plant like the one shown above.
- Rudbeckia occidentalis Green Wizard has a brown centre with green petals on the flowers.
Read Other Rudbeckia Posts
- Double flowering Rudbeckia
- Growing Rudbeckia in Autumn
- Rudbeckia growing tips.
- Brash coloured Rudbeckia
Or buy the definative book ‘Rudbeckia: Rudbeckia Hirta, Rudbeckia Fulgida, Rudbeckia Laciniata, Rudbeckia Triloba, Rudbeckia Pinnata, Rudbeckia Maxima, Rudbeckia Alpicola’ from amazon for under a tenner.
Gardeners tips on Easy Autumn Rudbeckia