Rudbeckia perennial: planting and care

The appearance of long-term rudbeckie is prettymemorable: it has bright yellow or orange flowers, shaped like tiny suns. Rudbeckia is a very beautiful plant that can transform a boring garden or vegetable garden in one moment. That's why it is so common among amateur growers. At the same time, planting a rudbeckie - as well as caring for it - is not so difficult.

The homeland of rudbeckia is theAmerica. Its beauty attracts this flower not only gardeners, but also insects, including butterflies. Rudbeckie is an excellent choice when making bouquets. Most florists are happy to use it in their work.


Most often planters plant a perennial rudbeckia along hedges and fences

Rudbeckia grows well in the temperate zone, it does not require special conditions for growth. But still she is thermophilic and loves moisture and sunlight.

Most often planters plant a perennial rudbeckia along hedges and fences, in group flower gardens. The plant can be combined with almost all types of flowers.

Planting of rudbeckia

Plant should be planted with seeds that can bebuy in any flower shop, on the market. Seeds can be planted in special boxes to get quality seedlings. It is best to start planting Rudbeckia at the end of April.

Seeds should be spread over the soil, after whichcover another layer of earth on top. Soil should be moistened and create a greenhouse effect for it. Future seedlings require regular moistening of the soil, airing. In a couple of weeks or two, the first shoots will appear.

On the street, rudbeckia is best planted inend of May, but only in the presence of warm weather. Sensitive to cool weather, rudbeckia should be started to temper about a week or two before transplanting to beds.


Rudbeck seeds can be planted in special boxes to make quality seedlings

There is also a second way to plant Rudbeckie - immediatelyon the beds. This method is very similar to the previous one, but the soil must be prepared in advance. Planting material - just like when planting at home - is covered from above with an additional thin layer of soil, after which the future plant should be slightly sprinkled with water to moisturize.

By autumn you can get small bushesRudbeckia, but only the next year they will turn into beautiful lush bushes. With proper care, you can get quality seedlings for planting in the following years.


The recommended norm of fertilizing rudbeckia is two to three times per season at the stage of active growth

Caring for long-time rudbeckia

The plant is rather unpretentious, so it does not require special conditions. It is enough only:

  1. Regularly water the plant. Despite the fact that Rudbeckia is able to withstand short-term droughts, timely irrigation should not be neglected. It is from the volume of irrigation that the development of the plant depends during the period of the most active growth.
  2. In time to feed. The recommended rate of fertilizing is two to three times per season at the stage of active growth. Rudbeckia does not require special fertilizers, it is suitable for its feeding quite ordinary substances. It is worth giving the plant to the plant during watering, along with water.
  3. Crop. Remove dead spots, and prepare for winter - cut the bush under the root, then cover with dry hay.