Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Loofahsa Wheaten Gold’
A Conservation Scheme Plant
Reason for Inclusion
Cultivar bred by Anthony Brooks, head gardener at Elton Hall, Shropshire and named afterhis wheaten terrier dogs. Recommended for an AGM subject to availability in the UK in the RHS Trial of Perennial Yellow Daisies (1998-2002), but failed to find commercial backing.
Plant breeder, Anthony Brooks.
Brief description of plant
Rhizomatous herbaceous perennial. Late-flowering yellow ‘daisy’.
Height x Spread
170cm x 130cm
Chocolate-brown-centred single golden-yellow flowers (up to 8cm). Petal tips are pointed and some twisted or turned-back.
Single mid-green leaves.
August - Sept
Any moisture-retentive soil.
Full sun or part-shade
Pests and diseases
Slugs and snails may damage young or weak foliage in spring.
Growth may be weak in poor soils.
Divide clumps in spring or autumn.