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botanical name:
Rudbeckia maxima
Rudbeckia maxima © Deeproot Plant Base
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family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 2.00m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: golden
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Very tall stems and large bluish-green leaves, open habit. Upward facing golden-yellow flowers with cone-shaped black-brown centres, produced in summer, often from July through to October.

cultivation:
Prefers moderately fertile, preferably heavy but well-drained soil, in full sun. May need support.

usage:
Back of borders or as a tall feature plant. Good long lasting cut flower.

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