Rudbeckia brilliant - a little sun in your country house
Rudbeckia brilliant is one of the most famous varieties of this species. This spectacular plant will be a wonderful decoration for any site. The special beauty of these flowers is that it is a plant for lazy people that requires minimal care.
It is believed that loamy soils are needed for rudbeckia, however, it also grows well on sand. But it should not be bare sand, but rich organic sandy soil. Do not plant rudbeckia in the shade, for at least half a day the flower should be in the sun.
This plant does not like dry soil. Therefore, if your rudbeckia grows on sandy soils, mulch the root zone of the flower with hay or bark, and water more often in dry summers.
Blooms, brilliant rudbeckia from June to late September. Flowering lasts about six weeks. The plant reaches a height of 200 cm, but most often it is a bush 70-80 cm high. The diameter is 40-50 cm. It is a perennial plant, and in one place it can grow for about 10 years. Next, you need to divide the bush, remove the old and damaged rhizomes, fertilize the ground with rotted organic matter and plant again.
Rudbeckia is a winter-hardy plant. However, in areas where frosts reach 40 degrees, the bushes should be covered with a layer of sawdust or peat. For the winter, the plants need to be cut.
Rudbeckia goes well with sunflowers, phlox, echinacea, chamomile, delphinium. After flowering, the plant does not lose its attractiveness.
Rudbeckia propagates by dividing the bush or seeds. Seeds should be sown in April-May. Young seedlings bloom in the second year.