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The Darkest of All (Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan))

This one was darkest and most petals both. Just a few blooms, but such a nice addition.



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What a fantastically rich yet soothing colour. Love this one GT!

With the ones I have, some are starting to die off now so am I best to just cut those ones back? Still a novice and want to learn :0)

2 Oct, 2009

 

pretty!!!

3 Oct, 2009

 

Thank you OB and Aleyna.

Generally cutting as they fade encourages more blooms. Leaving it to fade, it will set seed and the plant will stop blooming and put it's energy into seeds. Depending on variety, since this is late season, you could leave the heads to self seed around and get new selfsown plants next year or in the case of perrenial rudbeckia's, you can remove dead heads to slow spread if you like and let the same one come back up year after year. They may have a maximum age, so you can collect seed heads and sprout new ones yourself to replace or place where you like. Perrenials do still selfseed, they just come back each spring too.

4 Oct, 2009

 

Stunning Rudbeckias!

4 Oct, 2009

 

Thank you. I love the color variety in this type, cherokee sunset.

4 Oct, 2009

 

I grew cherokee sunset (first time) from a free packet of seeds this year and was so impressed.
Thanks for info. on self seeding etc., will watch out for new plants

5 Oct, 2009

 

They are wonderful. I'm too cold for self seeding but they should do so very succeessfuolly there. :-)

5 Oct, 2009

 

This one is really a beautiful colour. I really like these dark shades.

8 Oct, 2009

 

Thanks. These dark ones are my favorite as well, and so rich in a double flower like this.

9 Oct, 2009



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