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Rudbeckia hirta 'Becky Mixed'

Coneflower

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Key information

Plant type

Half-hardy annual

Flower colour

Mixed

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

You can grow this cheerful, free flowering plant in containers and hanging baskets, which is a first for rudbeckias. 'Becky Mixed' produces extra dwarf plants, neat and compact, in a well balanced mixture of lemon, to bright orange flowers. Each flower is large, measuring up to 15cm (6in) across, and has a darker, contrasting centre disc. Choose a sunny spot for a bright show from mid-summer to the first frost. Grow it as a half-hardy annual, sowing the seed indoors in spring, and planting plants from late spring onwards.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Rudbeckia

Species: hirta

Cultivar: Becky Mixed

Plant type: Half-hardy annual

Flower colour: Mixed

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 25cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

Time to plant: May to June


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