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Rudbeckia hirta 'Kelvedon Star'

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

Half-hardy Annual

Bright and cheerful flowers all summer long with this new introduction. The breeding techniques required to fix a pattern in flowers can be most painstaking, but invariably it achieves a striking combination that makes a wonderful garden plant and in this case the finest of cut flowers too. Masses of huge 4in flowers in bright yellow with the darkest brown centre which gives a welcome extension of colour to the late summer border. Ideal for cutting, also beds and borders. Height 75-90cm (30-36in).

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
July, August, September, October
Sowing Months:
February, March, April, May, June
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 1 packet (100 rudbeckia seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £2.99 £0.99
Sow from late winter to early summer 1.5mm (1/16in) deep in a good seed compost. Make sure that the compost is moist but not wet and seal in a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 5-21 days at 21C (70F).

Transplant when large enough to handle into 8cm (3in) pots and grow on in cooler conditions. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 45cm (18in) apart in a sunny spot in well drained soil.

Cut the flowers just after the buds start to open.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

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Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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