Rudbeckia - Knowledgebase Question

Colton, Ca
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Question by rossai
September 2, 2010
Our flower couldn't stand the heat. I snip the flower buds, can I replant them in the spring?

Answer from NGA
September 2, 2010
Rudbeckia usually likes the heat but if your plants are struggling, you might want to amend the soil with compost or other organic matter prior to planting new plants in the spring. Organic matter will help the soil drain well yet hold just enough water to help keep the roots cool. After planting, mulch over the top of the soil with a few more inches of organic matter. This will moderate soil temperatures and slow water evaporation. Hope your plants thrive next year.

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