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Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Loofahsa Wheaten Gold’

A Conservation Scheme Plant

Date Introduced
2005

Introduced by
Shropshire Group

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.

Verification
Plant breeder, Anthony Brooks.

Brief description of plant
Rhizomatous herbaceous perennial. Late-flowering yellow ‘daisy’.

Height x Spread
170cm x 130cm

Flowers
Chocolate-brown-centred single golden-yellow flowers (up to 8cm). Petal tips are pointed and some twisted or turned-back.

Foliage
Single mid-green leaves.

Flowering Time
August - Sept

Soil type
Any moisture-retentive soil.

Aspect
Full sun or part-shade

Pests and diseases
Slugs and snails may damage young or weak foliage in spring.

Cultivation
Growth may be weak in poor soils.

Propagation
Divide clumps in spring or autumn.


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