Rudbeckia fulgida 'Little Goldstar'PBR
This is a very pleasing new variety with a densely-branching, compact habit and tough, deep green foliage. From midsummer it bears masses of delicate, deep gold flowers with narrow tapering petals and a large brown, cone centre. This variety flowers profusely, covering the plant with blooms until the frosts. The flowers are attractive to butterflies, and if the plant is left standing into winter, the seed heads are useful to small garden birds. A tight habit and compact size make this plant ideal for containers or placement near the front of borders.
Keep well watered until firmly established. Plant into any average garden soil, avoiding wet areas. Divide as required from autumn to spring.
Water thoroughly, or stand pot in a container of water for half an hour before planting. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Remove the pot, place the plant in the hole so that the root ball is level with the surrounding ground and refill, firming if necessary. Keep well watered in dry weather. Feed in spring with a good, general fertiliser.
July - October