Growing guide

How to grow Rudbeckia

Rudbeckia have daisy-like flowers that provide a blaze of colour in late summer. They are generally low maintenance, have a long flowering season and are good for wildlife. The perennial types are usually yellow but there are other flower colours available, with the annuals that usually raised from seed offer blooms in shades of orange, dark red or brown.

Quick facts

  • Rudbeckias flower between late summer and autumn
  • Thrives in sun
  • Grow well in most soils
  • Suitable for borders, containers and prairie-style plantings
  • Heights range from 25cm (10in) to 3m (10ft)
  • Many are perennials, lasting many years
  • Single flowered rudbeckia are good for pollinators
  • Seedheads are attractive in winter

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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