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SE Corner of the Bed (Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan))

Just shining happy as can be, the Cherokee Sunset continue to please.



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such warm colours :-)

2 Oct, 2009

 

very nice

2 Oct, 2009

 

very nicely composed GT

3 Oct, 2009

 

Thanks guys. :-) These are such a fall pleasure.

4 Oct, 2009

 

Are they a type of sunflower?

8 Oct, 2009

 

Rudbeckia is the genus in the Asteraceae family, so same family as sunflower, aster, etc. The sunflower is genus Helianthus. This is one of the largest family of flowering plants best known for aster, sunflower and daisy.

9 Oct, 2009

 

Can you bring them in over winter GT or is this an annual variety?

9 Oct, 2009

 

I think its an annual variety. Hard to really get good info on rudbeckia if they are one or the other from any resource I've found. I may get them going earlier next year to get a better chance to set some seed. I'd love carrying my own over each year.

9 Oct, 2009

 

Me too GT.
I was wondering as I've read conflicting info on this variety. I wonder if it is just a really really tender perennial....why don't you lift one and give it a try? Or is it too late already?

9 Oct, 2009

 

Oh, too late. But I'll try next year. I've a much better space for bringing things in this year. We got a snow that ended everything a few weeks back, but now it barely freezes at night. Very strange warm weather.

9 Oct, 2009

 

Oh, too bad. Never mind. As you say....there is always next year. My roses need some of your snow......they are still blooming away and producing buds.....nobody has told them they are supposed to be going to sleep. All except the rugosas...they are obviously smarter than the highly cultivated varieties. :o)

9 Oct, 2009

 

Mine is still looking very summer like. A few blooms. I don't mind them trying to make summer conitnue. :-)

Such odd warm weather right now. The snow melted away, rainy afternoons. It should be below freezing all but midday.

9 Oct, 2009



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