Endless yellow daisies on upright stems summer to autumn. The narrow petals radiate around a raised cone. Each bloom is around 7cm across, they have a sweet, anise fragrance, but it is not strong. The leaves are grey green with a soft underside.
Rudbeckia are invaluable plant for beds and borders. They flower and flower and flower with very little care. Try adding these yellow flowers to complement blue and purple Salvias or Echinacea. The blooms of Rudbeckia also last well in a vase.
Plant in full sun to light shade – in too much shade they tend to flop. Rudbeckia subtomentosa need at least six hours of sun a day to flower at their best. Plant into moderately fertile, to humus rich, well drained soil. Water to establish and then only if rainfall is low. Divide if they outgrow their space. Ensure there is good air flow to avoid powdery mildew. Plant where it is protected from strong winds.
Dead head regularly to increase bloom time.
Summer to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade