45439

x Rudbeckia (R. hirta x Echinacea purpurea) 'Blazing Fire' PPAF

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45439
A new hybrid with the appearance and fast growth of rudbeckia and the vigor and disease tolerance of echinacea! Colorful blooms are ablaze with red, yellow, and orange hues. Dark centers are surrounded by tiny petals that look like flames. Flowers are huge on compact plants - and can last two to three months. An herbaceous perennial.
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Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationek-ih-BEK-ee-uh
Average Size at MaturityReaches up to 2 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer through Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed & Yellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Improved Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Sedum (Sedum); Switch Grass (Panicum); Avens (Geum); Russian Sage (Perovskia)

Thrives in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, tolerates mild drought, but prefers regular water. Remove spent flowers to promote continued bloom. Hard prune at the end of the season. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10

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