Let Me Get You Think’n Bout Rudbekias

I got the new Botanical Interests Seed catalog and oh no!!!! Be still my heart. I had to take extra blood pressure medicine.  On page 16 of the catalog is ‘Irish Eyes’ !

And then look at ‘Cherry Brandy’

I have lots more but you couldn’t stand it if I showed them to you….but you can see just one more.

I’m going to grow some of the dwarf varieties in pots this year. They are super easy to grow.

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  1. Christina says:

    Oh no, I don’t think I have any more space, but these do look very tempting. They all look such happy flowers. Christina

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  2. Anna, the pink variety you show here kind of reminds me of cone flowers – which I also love. But mine often get heavy and have a hard time standing in the middle of summer.

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  3. Sarah has grown Irish Eyes in the past, and it is a lovely Rudbeckia. I’m immediately drawn to Cherry Brandy, but discouraged after reading Joy’s experience above (as we’re *practically* next door neighbours — if you don’t count a few hundred miles). Happy growing.

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  4. Great pics, Anna. I’m planning to grow some of the annual Rudbeckia next year. Our garden is full of the perennial “I’m going to reseed myself everywhere” kind, but I’ve never grown the annuals. Some of the new varieties are just spectacular. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Jen says:

    We have something similar to the yellow ones growing wild around our area. Could it be? If the rain ever stops I’ll get out and snap some photos for a better comparison.

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  6. Joy says:

    Hello there Anna … I am still trying to pick up blog friends that I lost over the time I had changed my blog name .. so there you are ! LOL
    I love rudbeckia .. but Cherry Brandy did not come through for me last year (and I was so excited to plant it .. argh !!) .. non the less I may try it again if I can find it potted here in Kingston. Perhaps mail order was not the way to go with a root form ?
    Joy : )
    PS .. there are so many new cone flowers it can be over whelming at times !

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  7. Donna says:

    love the rudbeckias too…I have so many different varieties that seed themselves all over the meadow I grow…I hoard them…I also grew the very interesting Henry Eilers and RUDBECKIA Maxima : Dumbo’s Ears this year…a must to try…so cool to watch open and mature!! Sorry I got so excited …I am calm now 🙂

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  8. Kat says:

    Cherry Brandy is one of the hardest working flowers I have ever seen. It blooms so late into the season and so prolifically. I love mixing rudbeckia with Margarita Bop penstemon.

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