All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Green Wizard'


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Soil Type: Most Types
Colour: Green
Colour: Black

Fascinating, magical flowers which are unusual in that they have no petals. Rudbeckia 'Green Wizard' is unique among coneflowers, with green sepals that surround a large black cone. These curious blooms create an unusual, architectural display in borders and make a superb, long lasting cut flower.

Unlike the bright and brash rudbeckias with a flashy yellow summer ruff encircling a dark cone, this is very different because it has just short green bracts around the black cone. It's an extremely popular plant, especially with flower arrangers. The trick is to make sure it goes in soil which does not bake dry or the whole plant will collapse. A semi-shady position will help if the soil does tend to dry out in summer, as will a thick mulch applied after a night of heavy rain.

Perfect for cutting and arranging. 

Loved by bees and butterflies.

Height: 1.5m

Common name(s): Coneflower


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.