Rudbeckia laciniata - 9cm pot
(Cutleaf coneflower; photo courtesy of Jelitto, thank you). This seed-grown strain is slightly lower growing than the 'Herbstsonne' variety that I usually grow but still has similar bright and beautiful flowers. Large, deeply cut, dark green leaves, and strong upright stems of bright yellow coneflowers, with drooping ray florets and yellow-green cones. Best in moisture-retentive soils, and dislikes extremely hot and dry sites. Great for cut flower use. Flowering height to around 1.5m x 30-50cm wide. 9cm pot.