Photographed in my garden in August
2019 this variety of Rudbeckia Hirta is called ‘Marmalade’
with their large golden/yellow blooms they are loved by bees
Rudbeckia are excellent in flower
borders and are wonderful in flower arrangements. Also known
as Black-Eyed Susan and Coneflower they are late Summer
Rudbeckias originate from North America and
belong to the sunflower family. Other names include,
brown-eyed Susan, Brown Betty, Gloriosa Daisy, Golden
Jerusalem, English bull’s eye, Poor-land Daisy, Yellow Daisy,
and Yellow Ox-eye Daisy.
There are lots of cultivated
varieties available, some grown as short lived annuals,
Marmalade is classed as a Summer annual but easy to grow from
seeds that germinate quickly. They give a stunning display
grouped together in the Summer border.