Oh the winds are a blowing on this fine Saturday afternoon. I'm in between coaching kiddo soccer games and realized I never got that post out this week regarding a plant I wanted to feature as summer has definitely faded to autumn on this blustery day.
Rudbeckia hirta 'Autumn Colors' as been such a pleasant bloomer, transitioning from summer to fall with ease.
Lovely, orange, rust and brown colors gracing the late summer garden. Sturdy stems that (so far) have held up after some windy and rainy weather this past week.
Here is a nice profile on 'Autumn colors' from perennials.com.
I really have a thing for Rudbeckia. I've been of search of more varieties this early fall, and with no success. They are quite drought tolerant and they will keep blooming until we get a hard frost. They self seed. So, I'm thinking I will purchase seed packets of several varieties and sow them in mini-green houses this winter.
Rudbeckia are great for feeding the bee's in late summer through fall as they pump out the blooms. Consider varieties beyond the traditional, common named 'Black Eye'd Susan'. Varieties like Indian Summer, Cherry Brandy and Irish Eyes are quite show stoppers.
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