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05/05/2013 at 21:25

i have a rudabeckia that came to nothing last year. But this year it's already looking bushy and lovely. I like this plant and want to know how to split, take cuttings or do I take seed. What is the best way to create an insurance policy or two?? 

05/05/2013 at 21:31

I grew mine from seed but I'm sure it could be divided

Nothing to see this year, I think it may have died

05/05/2013 at 21:36

After it has finished flowering in the Autumn, you will see more little rossettes of leaves, little off shoots, cut down and put in pots in a cold greenhouse, they will make new plants ready for next spring

05/05/2013 at 21:58

I grew some another rudabeckia from seed last year. I thought they might have died but left some of the not so dead ones in the ground, and now there's a lot of new growth coming through

05/05/2013 at 22:34

Thanks all. 


Lyn, do you mean take cuttings or divide from root?? Sorry maybe just me being daft!!

05/05/2013 at 23:52

Rudbekias take easily from roots but best by division.   They benefit from regular splitting as they tend to get bare in the centre.

I dig up my clumps in autumn and pot up sections to plant out the following spring.  I find they do best when kept moist

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