Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Green Wizard' 

Coneflower

The majority of coneflowers are bright, blousy affairs that glow, like the sun drenched prairies they inhabit. 

This one is a little bit different. It's green. Not strictly a flower but technically involucral bracts. The cone in the middle is dark brown from which the green 'petals' radiate in a rather stiff and formal way. It almost looks like the colourful bits have just fallen off. 

Bit weird but a flower arranger's dream. These cut and dry superbly and the oddness is always a talking point.

Photo: Rhododendrites, from Wikimedia Commons

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£ 6.00

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Asteraceae

Hardy perennial

H6

60cm 

50cm 

Mid green 

Green, dark brown centres 

Moist, well drained 

Full sun, partial shade

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