Perennials forum: My favorite rudbeckia

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Name: Patty W
La Salle Illinois (Zone 5a)
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Nov 19, 2012 8:32 PM CST
My first post kinda of scary but here goes. Favorite rudbeckia is goldquelle. For one thing here in northern Illinois it's still blooming on Nov 19th and is always the last man standing along with some roses. It has a beautiful double yellow flower and many of them. Foliage stays cleaner than many others that I've tried rather attractive actually. It also returns yeh, unless one of them is in a bad spot that was just too wet. Just planted Triloba and Henry Eilers but can't comment till they've been here a while. Since they can handle moister soil I am hoping they will survive a wet winter. That is if we ever get any moisture again! Anyway I've been reading here a lot and just wanted to share something. Pat
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virginiarose
Nov 19, 2012 8:39 PM CST
Pat that's great and Welcome! to the Forum. Here in Va. I have a hard time killing Rudbeckias. Seems to be a little invasive. So I keep a piece for xeriscaping and plant it where nothing else will grow. Hope your plants do well. Thumbs up
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Name: Patty W
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Nov 19, 2012 9:08 PM CST
That's what I forgot to add thanks for reminding me. It dosn't reseed like many do or at least for me. Also shorter than most about knee high or so. Pat
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springcolor
Nov 19, 2012 10:19 PM CST
Welcome! Pat. I just planted a 'Henry Eilers'. I read that it gets quite large, like 5-6 feet. Blinking I have cappuccino too, love that one. So glad you are here!!!, any pictures?Thumb of 2012-11-20/springcolor/e3334f back to the right. Best I have but taken in late Sept. Not much blooming now.
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Name: virginiarose
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Nov 20, 2012 5:09 AM CST
Those are beautiful Spring! Which is the one on the front left, I love that!
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springcolor
Nov 20, 2012 11:56 AM CST
That's a dahlia from a costco bag, 12.00 for 8. I don't have the bag anymore but one was called Hope. There were 2 different ones in the bag. I just needed something to fill the empty space of the new planting.
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Welcome! glade you could join us. I do like them but find them a bit to invasive . I have a few Cutleaf that are nice at the back of the garden.
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Nov 20, 2012 9:46 PM CST
Thanks spring, wow I would not have guessed a dahlia! It's beautiful and I will try to look it up for us later. Thumbs up
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soilsandup
Nov 29, 2012 12:19 AM CST
Spring - I was wondering what that plant was also. It is so striking and really catches your eye. The leaves are so different from the typical dahlias, though most dahlias that I grow these days are the taller ones.

I like rudbeckias - though the only one that thrives for me is the black eye susan types - I have managed to kill the larger flower, orangy, bronzy ones. I am hoping to grow some of the rudbeckia hirta varieties like cappuccino, Cherokee sunset, and prairie sun. If I am lucky, I will have photos to post in about 8-9 months. Big Grin

Patty - if you have any photos of the ones that you have, I would like to see them too.
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Nov 29, 2012 9:11 AM CST
Thumb of 2012-11-29/jmorth/14af24 photo from 11-16, lasted till the 22nd; alas, gone now.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Dec 4, 2012 5:19 AM CST
Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'.

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virginiarose
Dec 4, 2012 6:24 AM CST
Very nice! Thumbs up

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kqcrna
Dec 4, 2012 6:59 AM CST
Welcome, Pat. Don't let us scare you. We're a friendly bunch. Smiling

I have to put in a good word for Rud fulgida "Goldsturm". It might not be the showiest, but it's certainly the only lasting, true perennial I've had. The hirtas are very short lived for me, and really look best when I use them as annuals. I wintersow some every year.

Of the hirtas, I'm partial to the yellow ones with green eyes. Prairie Sun is probably my favorite.
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One year I grew both those and Irish Eyes, another green-eyed one. Seeds I harvested that year produced some interesting doubles the next year.
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SongofJoy
Dec 4, 2012 7:06 AM CST
virginiarose said:Very nice! Thumbs up




Thank you. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Dec 4, 2012 8:28 AM CST
Green Grin! I do like the ones with the green eyes also.
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springcolor
Dec 4, 2012 11:19 AM CST
Those double are really nice.
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Bonehead
Dec 18, 2012 4:42 PM CST
On the flip side, what rudbeckias have you found to self-sow freely? That is what I'm after. I've had very little luck with Goldsturn, it grows nicely for me but I have to physically divide it to get a larger clump. No self-seeding whatsoever, and I don't cut it down over winter. Maybe the birds get to the seed before it drops. This year, I grabbed off some of the flower heads and tossed them here and there hoping for some volunteers. We'll see come spring.

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Dec 18, 2012 6:52 PM CST
All of my rud hirtas volunteer like weeds.

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virginiarose
Dec 18, 2012 7:32 PM CST
Mine was invasive with sprouts everywhere, took over the whole flower bed. Thumbs down (goldstrum)

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Dec 29, 2012 12:56 PM CST
I have just the hirta growing but got some H. Eilers seeds from a trade. If anyone want to trade their extra seeds, T-mail me:) I've been looking also for the burgundy colored one.
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