{Almost} Wordless Wednesday :: Prairie Sun Gloriosa Daisy (Rudbeckia)

Posted on: September 4th, 2013 by Trillium Art

Welcome to September! This member of the black-eyed susan family has been hard at work all summer blooming through my neglected garden. It’s showy yellow blooms can be seen even through the weeds!

The Prairie Sun Gloriosa Daisy is most often used as an annual in container plantings. It is a short-lived perennial lasting only a few seasons, similar to the Indian Summer Gloriosa Daisy. This is one of my favourite summertime bloomers, as it provides wonderful bright colour during our hot summers, right through to the fall.

It is a great addition to plantings including ornamental grasses, russian sage and other summer bloomers. In my garden, it is beside the Bubble Gum Coneflower. I love these two colours together!

Zone: 5

Light Conditions: full sun to part shade

Height: 30″

Spread: 16″

Flower Power: big, showy flowers mid-summer to frost with golden petals with yellow tips surrounding a green centre

Tip: great cut flower, attracts butterflies, remove spent flowerheads to encourage re-blooming

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