I have been watching this plant grow. I planted two of the same kind last year and planted them close together in the front of my biggest rose bed. I was sure both of them were dead, however one lived. I called it the mystery plant because I could not believe it had lived, the other one did die. Unlike a cousin, Rudbeckia Gold Strum, the Gloriosa Daisy is not as hardy, nor does it multiply as quickly. I also planted two Rudbeckia Gloriosa Daisies, Rustic Colors. Goldilocks is much taller than the others also. Rustic Colors and Gold Strum are single flowers and Goldilocks are very doubled. The only thing bad about the Gloriosa Daisy is it has to be tied up, the wind will blow it down. The Rudbeckia are often called Black eyed Susans and Cone Flowers they are in the same family as the Echinacea. There are more than thirty different species. I have four, of the four I have the Gold Strum is the only one that I think is invasive, I have to keep it pulled up, likes dry soil, the others like moist ground. The Gloriosa Daisy blooms longer, cut them back and they will bloom until fall. The Gold Strum blooms with only one stem per plant, it also multiplies by root as well as seed. I planted my Echinacea beside the Gold Strum, they are gone the Gold Strum took over. I had to buy more Echinacea and plant them far away.
I have told you before I do not like to pick my flowers. They live much longer on the vine, and others can see them. However Carrel likes flowers on the table. I thought about making this arrangement in the middle of the night. So I got out early this morning and picked eight different flowers. I know it does not look professional, but who cares Carrel was very pleased, but could hardly believe it. I hope you enjoyed reading about the Rudbeckias and like my arrangement. Thank you for watching my garden grow and bloom and will grow one of you own. Happy gardening to you from me, Juanita.
I know this is not a Daisy, however it is one of my favorite roses, All American Beauty.