A reader recently asked about a lovely looking rudbeckia she came across. “I have a neighbour who has a most striking rudbeckia – which seems to fit the Readers Digest description of Rudbeckia bicolor – flower petals tipped yellow, shading to dark crimson with a brown centre. It also has lovely gold-tipped stamens surrounding the central cone.” Where can she find one of these plants? [Read more...]
Rudbeckia hirta ‘Orange Fudge’ is a new offering from Kings Seeds with fudge-brown cones and orange and yellow bi-coloured petals. It flowers from spring till autumn, tolerates heat, drought and poor soils, grows to a height of 50cm and has sturdy stems that are great for picking.
Rudbeckias are dead easy to grow and you can sow seeds now for a mid to late-summer display. Sow in trays or pots for transplanting later.