Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Green Wizard'
western coneflower 'Green Wizard'
An upright, rhizomatous perennial to 2m tall, with branched stems bearing flower heads with a ring of green bracts at the base of a dark brown, central cone and no petals. These unusual flowers are highly prized for floral arrangements either fresh or dried.
Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread1.5–2.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
- Columnar upright
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
- Name status
How to grow
Grow on moderately fertile soil that is well drained and in full sun. Ideal for the back of flower borders and plants will benefit from staking before the flowers appear See staking perennials for further advice
Propagate by division in spring or by seed
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Cut flowers
Cut down stems after flowering or leave for winter interest
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