This pretty red Echinacea started off very slowly. Didn’t do a lot for a long time. Monty Don says these like wet summers and dry winters. Don’t hold out much hope for it living in completely the opposite of that. We’ll see though.
A really reliable Rudbeckia. I had a big clump of this in my Manchester allotment for a long time and it looked fabulous every year. This plant has grown away well and flowered in its first year, so I’m keen to see it develop in later years.