Lovingly known as the Outhouse Plant, Hortensia Cutleaf Coneflower is a wonderful heirloom still seen in gardens today. Plants form a tall clump of bright-green leaves, bursting into color in summer, when loads of fluffy double chrome-yellow daisies appear. Since the habit can be floppy, plan to pinch the growth in June to promote bushiness and reduce the height, or stake to prevent wind damage. A vigorous spreader, this will need to be reduced in size each spring by removing unwanted shoots as they come up. Moist soil will help to prevent powdery mildew. This coneflower is xcellent for cutting.
Rudbeckia laciniata 'Hortensia', Hortensia Cutleaf Coneflower
Height: 5-7'. Yellow flowers appear in summer. Prefers sun to part shade. Deer resistant. Native plant. Attractive to pollinators.