Rudbeckia hirta 'Goldilocks'


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Plant type

Half-hardy annual

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photo by Elke Borkowski, copyright GAP Photos (211987)

Plant details

Goldilocks' has long stems, supporting long lasting blooms that are ideal for cutting, as well as making a bright addition to beds and borders. The flowers are double and a rich yellow-orange, with black centres. It keeps producing new blooms, overlapping, so that they cover the ones that are fading. It's an outstanding garden plant for a sunny spot, flowering from mid-summer to the first frost. Grow 'Goldilocks' as a half-hardy annual, sowing seed indoors in spring, and planting out plants in late spring, or early summer.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Rudbeckia

Species: hirta

Cultivar: Goldilocks

Plant type: Half-hardy annual

Flower colour: Orange

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

Time to plant: May to June

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