Friday, July 25, 2008

Dwarf Black-eyed Susan


Black-eyed Susan
Rudbeckia speciosa 'Viette's Little Suzy'
(rud-BEK-ee-a) (spee-see-OH-suh)

A couple of flowers before we leave for North Carolina. This is dwarf and hardy form of the Black eyed Susan. It grows to 12 to 18 inches tall and is nice for the front of the border. This was quite a patch of flowers as this picture only shows half of them.

This is another shot of the flower I posted on Wednesday. I couldn’t say anything about it because it was Wordless Wednesday. It is a cultivar of False Sunflower named ‘Venus’. I found them to be very photogenic. There are nice to have in the garden since they are fairly tall but don’t need staking and they are drought tolerant. The large 3 to 5 flowers are considered semi-double.

False Sunflower
Heliopsis helianthoides 'Venus'
(hee-lee-OP-sis) (hee-lee-an-THOY-dees)
Synonyms: Rough Heliopsis, Orange Sunflower, Ox-Eye

5 comments:

joey said...

Always amazing, Chris. It's been fun catching up on your wonderful photography. Happy summer!

i beati said...

that's a plethora of susans

Patti said...

Your photos are breathtaking! Lovely.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

joey, how the heck are you? I am going have to visit the Village Voice to see what you are up to.

Sandy, thanks. The new pup arrived today.

patti, hi and thanks for stopping by.

Bobbie said...

That certainly is quite a "patch" of flowers. What a feast for the eye.