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…Golden glow Rudbeckia laciniataHortensia’ Golden mops false cypress Chamaecyparis pisifera Golden Pasque flower Pulsatilla aurea Golden pea, False lupin Thermopsis montana syn T. rhombifolia Golden prairie clover Dalea aurea…

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  • Rudbeckia laciniata ‘Herbstsonne’ Rudbeckia nitida ‘Herbstsonne’ syn. Rudbeckia ‘Autumn Sun’ Z 5-10

    Rudbeckia laciniata ‘Herbstsonne’ Rudbeckia nitida ‘Herbstsonne’ syn. Rudbeckia ‘Autumn Sun’ Z 5-10 Exceptionally tall and exceptionally large, floppy, lemon yellow petals and it blooms for 4 months. Tall but stays...

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    Rudbeckia laciniata ‘Herbstsonne’ Rudbeckia nitida ‘Herbstsonne’  syn. Rudbeckia ‘Autumn Sun’  Z 5-10
    Exceptionally  tall and exceptionally large, floppy, lemon yellow petals and it blooms for 4 months.  Tall but stays upright without staking.  Unusual green central cone.  Blooms July-October. What could be better for the back of the border?

    Size: 4-7’ x 2-3’
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Wildlife Value: provides butterfly nectar and seeds food for birds
    Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

    No one seems sure which species this comes from Rudbeckia laciniata or Rudbeckia nitida.  Both are very tall with drooping yellow petals and a tall central cone or seed head.  This cultivar is different because it has a green cone or seed head instead of the usual brown or black one, as in Black-eyed susan or Brown-eyed susan. It’s “an old selection.”

  • Rudbeckia laciniata var. hortensia Golden Glow Z 3-9

    Rudbeckia laciniata var. hortensia ‘Golden Glow’ Z 3-9 “Rich, yellow double flowers borne in autumn, excellent for cutting,” Sanders 1913. July-August blooms on these imposing double daisies....

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    Rudbeckia laciniata var. hortensia  ‘Golden Glow’  Z 3-9
    “Rich, yellow double flowers borne in autumn, excellent for cutting,” Sanders 1913. July-August blooms on these imposing double daisies.

    Size: 5-7' x 12" and spreading
    Care: full sun, moist well-drained to well-drained soil, drought tolerant & immune to Walnut toxins.

    Serendipitous discovery in a group of seedlings in 1894. Said to be “the most popular hardy perennial introduced during the last 25 years,” April, 1905, The Garden magazine. Recommended by Gertrude Jekyll in 1908.

  • Rudbeckia fulgida Black eyed susan Z 4-9

    Rudbeckia fulgida Black eyed susan Z 4-9 The classic Black-eyed susan, 3″ wide yellow daisies with a dark center from July – October...

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    Rudbeckia fulgida  Black eyed susan   Z 4-9
    The classic Black-eyed susan, 3″ wide yellow daisies with a dark center from July – October

    Size: 36" x 18" spreads
    Care: full sun to part shade in moist well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: Southeastern U.S.
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies

    Rudbeckia was named by Linnaeus for his University of Upsala professor,Olaf Rudbeck.  Rudbeck made the surprising assertion “that the Paradise of Scripture was situated somewhere in Sweden.”   C.F. Leyel.  Cherokee used this species to remedy earaches, sores, flux, “some private diseases,” snakebites, dropsy, and swelling.  Also used to make a brown dye.   

  • Rudbeckia maxima Great coneflower Z 4-9

    Rudbeckia maxima Great coneflower Z 4-9 Magnificent wildflower with huge paddle-shaped leaves of blue-grey-green and tall stalks of finch-gold petals encircling central cones 5″ tall....

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    Rudbeckia maxima   Great coneflower  Z 4-9
    Magnificent wildflower with huge paddle-shaped leaves of blue-grey-green and tall stalks of finch-gold petals encircling central cones 5″ tall.

    Size: 5-6' x 2'
    Care: Sun in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: OK, AK, TX & LA
    Wildlife Value: Nectar source for larvae of painted Lady butterfly & for large Wood nymph butterfly.

    Rudbeckia was named by Linnaeus for his University of Upsala professor, Olaf Rudbeck.  Rudbeck made the surprising claim “that the Paradise of Scripture was situated somewhere in Sweden.”   C.F. Leyel.  This species collected by Englishman Thomas Nuttall (1786-1859) in Oklahoma Territory near the Red River in 1816. He searched entire No. American continent, parts of Canada, from New England west to Oregon, the South, Midwest, the Plains, the S.E., California & Hawaii, finding thousands of new plants.

  • Rudbeckia triloba Branched coneflower, Brown eyed susan Z 3-9

    Rudbeckia triloba Branched coneflower or Brown-eyed susan Z 3-9 Profuse, smallish yellow daisies with dark brown cones from August to October. Wonderful cut flower....

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    Rudbeckia triloba  Branched coneflower or Brown-eyed susan   Z 3-9
    Profuse, smallish yellow daisies with dark brown cones from August to October.  Wonderful cut flower.

    Size: 4' x 3'
    Care: sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil, immune to Walnut toxins
    Native: North America, Wisconsin native
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies Award: 1996 - Georgia Gold Medal winner.

    Rudbeckia was named by Linnaeus for his University of Upsala professor,Olaf Rudbeck.  Rudbeck made the surprising claim “that the Paradise of Scripture was situated somewhere in Sweden.”   C.F. Leyel. This species collected by English planthunter Rev. John Banister by 1670.

March 28, 2018

Best Blossoms for Bees

…Clematis paniculata Sweet autumn clematis Clematis tangutica Russian virgin bower Eupatorium coelestinum Blue mist Gaillardia aristata Blanket flower Liatris aspera Rough blazing star Lobelia siphilitica Blue cardinal flower Rudbeckia subtomentosa…

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  • Rudbeckia subtomentosa Sweet coneflower Z 4-8

    Rudbeckia subtomentosa Sweet coneflower Z 4-8 Yellow daisies with purplish brown cone, July – October – tall version of Black-eyed susan. Excellent cut flower, fragrant....

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    Rudbeckia subtomentosa  Sweet coneflower  Z 4-8
    Yellow daisies with purplish brown cone, July – October – tall version of Black-eyed susan. Excellent cut flower, fragrant.

    Size: 4-5' x 1-2'
    Care: Sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil
    Native: East US, Wisconsin native.
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterfleis

    Common name sweet refers to fragrance of flowers.
    Collected by 1815, maybe by Bradbury.

July 9, 2019

DEADHEAD IS NOT JUST FOR Jerry Garcia’s Sugar Magnolia.

…Tickseed, Digitalis Foxglove, Eryngium Sea holly, Geranium, Kalimeris False aster, Monarda Beebalm, Nepeta Catmint, Phlox, Platycodon Balloon flower, Rudbeckia Brown or Black eyed susan, Salvia Sage, Tradescantia Spiderwort, and Veronica…

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February 23, 2018

Laugh at Walnut Trees

…for last – quite a number of plants say “devil may care.” Juglone doesn’t get ‘em. Here they are: (If you know of others please let us know) Rudbeckia triloba…

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