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Rudbeckias Shouldn’t Be Overlooked

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Grown from a seed mix, this Rudbeckia has a triple row of rays. Note the hairy stem, which indicates it may have its lineage in the R. hirta species. Rudbeckia flowers are actually hundreds of tiny flowers with each producing a single seed.
ANDREW MESSINGER

Grown from a seed mix, this Rudbeckia has a triple row of rays. Note the hairy stem, which indicates it may have its lineage in the R. hirta species. Rudbeckia flowers are actually hundreds of tiny flowers with each producing a single seed. ANDREW MESSINGER

This Rudbeckia is similar to the variety Goldilocks. The flower has the traditional central brown disk where the actually flowers are and instead of the usual single row of

This Rudbeckia is similar to the variety Goldilocks. The flower has the traditional central brown disk where the actually flowers are and instead of the usual single row of "rays" radiating from the disk this variety has multiple rows making it look a bit like a sunflower or chrysanthemum. ANDREW MESSINGER

Rudbeckia fulgida Golsturm is a classic single-type flower, and the variety is much used by landscapers.  It can be grown from seed or as plants.  Garden designers like to use the non-seed types as they tend to be very uniform in height as where the seed types can be quite variable.
ANDREW MESSINGER

Rudbeckia fulgida Golsturm is a classic single-type flower, and the variety is much used by landscapers. It can be grown from seed or as plants. Garden designers like to use the non-seed types as they tend to be very uniform in height as where the seed types can be quite variable. ANDREW MESSINGER

Four types or species of Rudbeckia, but all share the same basic form and the central brown- or black-eyed Susan center button. Top left is R. Henry Eilers, which has tubular rays with a

Four types or species of Rudbeckia, but all share the same basic form and the central brown- or black-eyed Susan center button. Top left is R. Henry Eilers, which has tubular rays with a "spoon" at the end of the ray. To the right is probably Rudbeckia maxima, bottom left is Rudbeckia hirta and bottom right is Rudbeckia triloba with its small flowers often on 6-foot-tall plants. ANDREW MESSINGER

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  • Publication: Residence
  • Published on: Jul 21, 2022
  • Columnist: Andrew Messinger
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