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Rudbeckia laciniata 'Hortensia' (Cutleaf Coneflower)

Cutleaf Coneflower 'Hortensia', Coneflower 'Hortensia', Rudbeckia 'Golden Glow', Rudbeckia laciniata 'Golden Glow', Golden Glow Rudbeckia


Introduced in the Victorian era, Rudbeckia laciniata 'Hortensia' is a tall, robust herbaceous perennial with branched stems bearing fluffy, fully double flowers, 3 in. across (7 cm), packed with golden-yellow rays. Blooming profusely from midsummer to fall, the blossoms rise atop strong flower stems above the foliage of deeply-lobed, dark green leaves. When in full bloom this Rudbeckia is a sight to behold with its masses of bright yellow flowers. However, it has a tendency to flop over under the weight of its flowers. To avoid a floppy habit, pinch the growth in early summer to promote bushiness. A vigorous spreader, it makes a bold statement in the late season garden.

  • Grows in upright clumps, up to 5-7 ft. tall (150-210 cm) and 2-3 ft. wide (60-90 cm). Can spread aggressively by underground stems.
  • Easy to grow, trouble-free and low care, it performs best in full sun or part shade in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils. If kept well watered and grown in full sun, this beauty will not require staking for most of the season.
  • Great at the back of borders, in meadows or cottage gardens. This Rudbeckia makes excellent cut flowers, if you can reach them!
  • Attracts butterflies but deer ignore it!
  • Deadhead spent flowers to encourage additional bloom.
  • Propagate by division in spring or autumn. Divide clumps to control growth.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Rudbeckias
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 5' – 7' (150cm – 210cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Rudbeckias
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 5' – 7' (150cm – 210cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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