Rudbeckia laciniata Goldquelle - Coneflower, Plant in 9cm Pots
Rudbeckia laciniata are native to much of central and southern USA . The Genus was named in honour of Olof Rudbeck (1630-1702) a Swedish botanist and founder of the Uppsala Botanic Garden in Sweden, where the famous botanist Carl Linnaeus was professor of botany. Goldquelle is a striking and improved cultivar. Oblong to lanceolate green foliage sets the background for the double, large, daisy like, yellow flowers. Flowers are produced on tall stems held well above the foliage. An excellent cut flower. Not Very fragrant fussy as to location or soil, so Very fragrant easy to grow. Use in a mixed planting, as a specimen by itself or even in a pot or container. When growing in a pot or other container, use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 5-6 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost.