Friday, July 25, 2008
Dwarf Black-eyed Susan
Rudbeckia speciosa 'Viette's Little Suzy'
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.
Heliopsis helianthoides 'Venus'
Synonyms: Rough Heliopsis, Orange Sunflower, Ox-Eye