Position – Full sun or part shade
Soil – Moist but well-drained
Flowering Period –Summer, autumn
Hardiness – Fully Hardy
Rudbeckia are best planted in a moist but well-drained soil of sand, loam or clay within an acidic, alkaline or neutral PH balance. They are best positioned in an area of full sun or part shade. Rudbeckia are well suited to flower beds and borders within a cottage or informal garden setting. They also make attractive and effective cut flowers.
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Amend the planting area with a layer of compost and loosen the soil, digging to a depth of around 30cm (12in). Place your Rudbeckia in the hole so the top of the root ball is level with the surface of the soil. Space companion plants 40cm (16in) apart to allow enough room for Rudbeckia to grow effectively to a mature spread. Water thoroughly and deeply after planting to settle the soil into place.
In spring, apply a thin layer of compost alongside a layer of mulch as this will retain moisture and suppress weeds. Water regularly, especially in summer and in periods of drought. After the first frosts, cut stems back so they are just above the soil line, preferably by an inch or two.
It is possible to propagate Rudbeckia by division in spring.
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