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Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed-Susan)

Rudbeckia also known as Black-Eyed-Susan, is a beautiful addition to any garden. Rudbeckia comes in different ranges of yellow and orange, though it is best known for dark centered variety but it also comes in the lighter colored centers. The usually it grows about 2-ft. tall. The flowers are single or double variety and daisy liked. The leaves are feathery but coarse therefore they are deer resistant.

Rudbeckia Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia Black-Eyed Susan in Bellevue Washington

Rudbeckia Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia Black-Eyed Susan

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Lighter centered Rudbeckia

 

They are easy to grow from seed and also easy to maintain, simply cut the dead flowers and you’ll have long season of bloom. They do well in full sun and make beautiful border plants. Plant them with blues and purple flowers for beautiful effects. There are sometimes problems with powdery mildew, at first signs remove infected leaves. You can also use fungicides to control the disease. The season is usually July to October.

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I am a flower enthusiast and a gardener at heart. Ever since childhood I would read about plants and started gardening and managing a large garden in my teen years planting and growing a variety of plants, flowers and trees both outdoors and in a greenhouse. To this I enjoy visiting gardens and parks and learning and seeing new and old specimens and varieties of plants.
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