Thursday, 1 August 2013

The Warm Glow Of Rudbeckia

The gardens of Worcester have been increasing filled with Rudbeckia over recent years. This year, in the corner border, they have been used as the main plant, creating a warm glow of yellow, orange, bronze, mahogany red and gold.

Rudbeckia hirta 'Moreno'
New to the gardens is Rudbeckia hirta 'Moreno', its mahogany red flowers with golden orange tips, has already become a favourite and will be grown again next year.

Rudbeckia hirta 'Autumn Forest'
Returning, after its successful introduction last year, is Rudbeckia hirta 'Autumn Forest, with its lovely dark mahogany red centre with bright yellow tips.

Rudbeckia hirta 'Chim Chiminee'
Two favourite Rudbeckia, always grown, are 'Chim Chiminee', unusual quilled petals around a brown centre and 'Cherokee Sunset', double and semi-double flowers, making a perfect contrast to each other.

Rudbeckia x hirta hybrida 'Cherokee Sunset'
Herbaceous Border
With the soaring temperatures of July, the Rudbeckia have created a very warm display around the gardens, in particular, helping to turn up the heat, in an already sunny corner.

Corner Border

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