Friday flowers

orange coneflower

I bought this orange coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida) from Stone Silo this spring. It’s managed to grow from underneath an Annabelle hydrangea to quite an impressive size for a newly planted perennial.

marsh phlox

The marsh phlox (Phlox glaberrima) is growing near the pond overflow with some wild irises. It’s considerably more floppy than the regular tall or garden phlox that is blooming this time of year, but it’s still awfully pretty.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. I think I have those yellow coneflowers. I thought they were black eyed susans of a different variety, but I guess they’re not. Thanks!

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  2. Posted by lakechicagoshores on August 10, 2007 at 11:11 am

    Rosemarie, most of the Rudbeckias are called black- (or brown-) eyed Susans, so I’m not sure why this one is called a coneflower. I also saw that sweet black-eyed Susans are also called sweet coneflowers, so it’s quite the confusing nomenclature!

    Anyhow, I think the Rudbeckias all have fairly different looking leaves, so that’s probably the best way to tell them apart.

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  3. I like when plants try to compete for the same garden space, and grow up around and through each other. It makes it quite interesting.

    Carol at May Dreams Gardens

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  4. […] We got about 8 inches of snow yesterday. It made for some tricky driving, but it’s way better than the freezing rain we got last week! The orange coneflowers are wearing snow hats now, looking quite a bit different than they did in August. […]

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