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Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Green Wizard'

Western Coneflower

Hardy Perennial

A very curious and extraordinary plant for the back of borders. Bright green sepals, where most plants have petals and a central, almost black cone. An unusual fresh cut flower, long lasting in water, or use in dried arrangements. Easy to grow, quickly forming a good sized plant with plenty of lush green foliage and always a talking point. Flowers summer. Height: 120-152cm (4-5ft).

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
February, March, April, May, June, September, October
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 3 days
    • £0.99
Sow from late winter to mid summer 6mm (0.25in) deep in a good seed compost. Make sure the compost is moist but not wet and seal inside a polythene bag until after germination usually 5-21 days at 18-20C (65-70F). The seed usually germinates within this time but if not, place in a fridge, and leave at 3-5C for 2-3 weeks, then return to the warmth. Inspect regularly while in the fridge and remove immediately they start to germinate.

Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Later plant out 30cm (12in) apart in full sun and ordinary well drained garden soil.

Cut stems down in late autumn.

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