Do Rudbeckia Come Back Every Year

Do Rudbeckia Come Back Every Year?

Just had a wonderful display from your Rudbeckia and now wondering if you can expect the same next year? Does rudbeckia come back every year? Let’s have a look and find out.

Do Rudbeckia Come Back Every Year
Do Rudbeckia Come Back Every Year

Do Rudbeckia Come Back Every Year?

I say most rudbeckia because there are a few rudbeckia varieties that are really annuals in the UK. You will probably know if you are growing these as they are clearly sold as annuals.

It tends to be that the more colourful rudbeckia, like your oranges and purples, are often annuals whereas the classic yellow and black plants are perennials, this isn’t always true but more often than not it is.

More On Rudbeckia

Rudbeckia is a member of the Asteraceae family, which is a huge family of plants by the way, along with asters, calendula and daisies.

Rudbeckia is a very popular species of plant, they look gorgeous and are easy to grow, two factors that will always lead to popularity.

Most Rudbeckia are hardy perennials when grown in the UK but there are a couple of types that are only grown as annuals due to our colder winters.

In general, it is the yellow Rudbeckia that are perennial with most other colourways being annual plants.

What Conditions Do Rudbeckia Like?

Rudbeckia like a sunny spot and well-draining soil. They don’t like their roots drying out though so need to be watered during dry spells. They really don’t like their roots being in standing water either though which is why well-draining soil is a must.

Although they like a sunny spot they can also survive in partial shade but with reduced flowering.

What Rudbeckia Should I Grow?

Looking to find the perfect Rudbeckia for your garden? Here are some of my favourite varieties.

Goldsturm

Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit this is what you would call a classic Rudbeckia. Long yellow petals lead to a dark black centre on daisy-like flowers.

A fan favourite for bees, butterflies and other pollinators, Goldsturm will be a hub of activity in no time at all.

Rudbeckia Goldsturm
Rudbeckia Goldsturm

Sunbeckia

The Rudbeckia Sunbeckia Series was bred for exceptionally large, long-lasting flowers in unique colours. From early summer all the way into autumn, Rudbeckia ‘Sunbeckia Mia’ produces a stunning display of abundant, bi-coloured flowers that are yellow on the outside and deep red on the inside. 

Find it at Suttons

All Sorts Mixed

Mixed packs of Rudbeckia seeds or plants are available from most online seed retailers. These mixed rudbeckias look amazing when grown in pots or packed into a border.

Find it at Sutton’s.