August 29, 2009


Rudbekia Hirta 'autumn colors '

Guess what followed me home from the garden center today? The 2003 Fleuroselect quality award gloriosa daisy 'autumn colors ' grows to 2 ' only, and has such beautiful colors with blossoms 5" across . It blooms from July to frost . Of course I just had to have one. Or two. Maybe two in each flower bed.

I was suspicious that it was listed as a perennial when I found it in the annual department. " Half-hardy " came the answer to my question, " but it seeds itself rather well even if it doesn't come back next year. " Alright then !

I'm a sucker for self sowing flowers.


  1. I grew up with these in northern Maine and they are still a favorite. I simply love Gloriosa daisies! They look splendid with your sedum.

  2. I saw a similar looking plant at the IGC Show and I wonder if this was it. The nursery using it in a display didn't have a name--but it looked really close to this.

    Nice colors.

  3. I can certainly see why she followed you home. I could drown in her brown eyes.~~Dee

  4. Hi Tina. I don't know how I missed them before now . It's the first time the garden center has carried them.

  5. Hi MBT. I'm surprised that our garden center hasn't carried these until now. I think they'll sell themselves.

  6. Hi Dee,

    Sorry I haven't been over to visit your garden much recently. It seems the summer has just flown by.

    Thanks for stopping by. I do love those beautiful brown eyes.


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