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Nov 19, 2012 8:32 PM CST
Name: Patty W
La Salle Illinois (Zone 5a)
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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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Nov 19, 2012 8:39 PM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
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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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Nov 19, 2012 9:08 PM CST
Name: Patty W
La Salle Illinois (Zone 5a)
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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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Nov 19, 2012 10:19 PM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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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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Nov 20, 2012 5:09 AM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
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Those are beautiful Spring! Which is the one on the front left, I love that!
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Nov 20, 2012 11:56 AM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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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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Nov 20, 2012 7:49 PM CST
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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.
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Nov 20, 2012 9:46 PM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
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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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Nov 29, 2012 12:19 AM CST
Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9b
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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
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Thumb of 2012-11-29/jmorth/14af24 photo from 11-16, lasted till the 22nd; alas, gone now.
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Dec 4, 2012 5:19 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'.

I garden for the pollinators.
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Dec 4, 2012 6:24 AM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
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Very nice! Thumbs up
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Dec 4, 2012 6:59 AM CST
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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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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Dec 4, 2012 7:06 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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virginiarose said:Very nice! Thumbs up




Thank you. I tip my hat to you.
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Dec 4, 2012 8:28 AM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
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Green Grin! I do like the ones with the green eyes also.
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Dec 4, 2012 11:19 AM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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Those double are really nice.
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Dec 18, 2012 4:42 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
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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
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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All of my rud hirtas volunteer like weeds.

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Dec 18, 2012 7:32 PM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
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Mine was invasive with sprouts everywhere, took over the whole flower bed. Thumbs down (goldstrum)
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Dec 29, 2012 12:56 PM CST
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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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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