Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'
This award-winning, classic perennial is a mainstay in sunny landscapes, producing bright golden yellow flowers with brown cones at the height of summer into fall. Its taller stems make it an excellent choice for fresh bouquets. It is especially showy in mass plantings where it can be allowed to naturalize.
Rudbeckia fulgida 'Viette's Little Suzy'
Little Suzy Black-eyed Susan
New compact form is shorter than the older selection Goldsturm but blooms just as long. Flowers are followed by attractive black seed heads that remain through the winter. Septoria resistant.
Rudbeckia Laciniata Green-headed Coneflower
The Asteraceae, or daisy family, is renowned for bringing late summer interest and colour to the garden, as this one does. Occurring in central and eastern North America, Rudbeckia laciniata is one of 20 species of annuals, biennials and perennials, all from North America. Most members of the genus have solitary flower heads, reflexed ray florets and a conical central disc floret as can be seen here in R. laciniata. In this species the central cone has a pale yellow-green colouring when fresh, changing to a deep brown with age. It is an impressive, statuesque plant with erect stems and divided foliage. Reaching 3m in height, it enjoys moisture and tolerates light shade, occurring in meadows, woodland edges and thickets in it’s natural habitat. The young, fresh foliage is boiled for greens by Cherokee Indians.