RUDBECKIA triloba 'Prairie Glow'

Large
Sun
Yellow
Orange
Well drained soil
Summer
Autumn
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Description

Height x Spread:  120cm x 80cm

Ever so pretty, 'Prairie Glow' produces masses of small bi-coloured daisy flowers, each reddish-orange with yellow tips encircling a dark brown central cone, held aloft on branching fuzzy stems.  Long flowering from July into October, as individual blooms fade they become rustier, creating a gorgeous multi-tonal effect like an impressionist painting. 

As its name suggests, it works really well in a prairie themed planting scheme combined with Symphyotrichum turbinellum and dark ornamental grassesPerfect too for injecting rich late summer colour into a border, it sings out against the dark red foliage of Physocarpus opulifolius 'Lady In Red'.  It prefers a free-draining soil in a sunny spot and although a short-lived perennial, it will reseed itself.