• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Rudbeckia laciniata

cut-leaved coneflower

  • Other common names cut-leaved coneflower
    thimbleweed

  • Synonyms Rudbeckia fulgida 'Lacinata'

  • Family Asteraceae

  • Genus Rudbeckia may be annuals, biennials or rhizomatous herbaceous perennials, with simple or pinnately divided leaves and large daisy-like flower-heads with yellow or orange rays surrounding a prominent conical disk

  • Details R. laciniata is a rhizomatous perennial that bears yellow daisy-shaped flowerheads in late summer. With central green discs and drooping yellow petals they are held on tall wiry stems above deeply-divided foliage

  • Plant range N America

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Columnar/Upright

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Clay

    Clay

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Clay

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 1.5-2.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 1.5-2.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Suitable for larger gardens. Spreading rhizomes means it can have invasive tendencies

Propagation Divide plants by separating rhizomes in spring or late autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Prairie Planting Wildflower meadow

How to care

Pruning Cut back in autumn

Pests Generally trouble-free

Diseases Generally trouble-free

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