Common name: Rudbeckia
Scientific name: Rudbeckia Hirta
Family: Asteraceae (Asteraceae)
Origin: North America
Location: Outdoor, temperate climates
Light: Sun or semi shade
Irrigation: Frequent, always wet soil
The stalks, long and erect, reach 50-90 cm. tall and flowers They are large, with yellow-gold or bright orange petals that attract butterflies very often. There is also a variety of purple rudbeckia (Echinacea, Echinacea purpurea). He receptacle (central area) is bulky, conical and purple brown.
To the rudbeckia he really likes sunlight, although it may also be in semi-shade. It grows best in temperate climates and resists mild frost. It is a plant that needs a lot of moisture, but does not withstand well waterlogging, so it must be on a moist but well drained soil. Once settled they also tolerate droughts.
To prolong flowering you have to cut the flowers Once they have withered.
He multiply by seeds, in the winter to spring time. The seeds germinate in 2-3 weeks at a constant temperature of 15-16 ºC.
Since it is a lively plant, it will wilt when the first frosts arrive but will bloom again the following season. In winter it is recommended protect the roots from the cold with a padding.