A kind of daisy or what?

pbaby(z4 Wisconsin)October 7, 2005

Hi everyone, being fairly new to the Midwest (this my 2nd summer only), please forgive me if this plant is well-known to everyone else. I got it at a home-based perennial farm and they said it was really an annual but would certainly reseed. It was about 3+ feet tall...like black-eyed susan but "daintier." Had the brown middle, but the yellow petals were shorter and rounder (cuter!?)and didn't overlap at all. Anyway, I collected seeds but it's driving me nuts that I don't know what it is. I thought maybe rudbeckia hirta but can't find a single pic that looks like my plant.

Do any fellow midwesterners know?

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faintheart(z4b IA)

Perhaps it is Coreopsis 'moonbeam'

:) Dee

Here is a link that might be useful: Coreopsis Moonbeam

    Bookmark   October 8, 2005 at 10:39PM
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bigcityal(z5WI)

The flower sounds similar to a Helenium, but they are hardy. I have had so many annual Rudbeckia and Gloriosa Daisy, but can't think of one with short petals that height. Toto was like that, but it's short.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2005 at 9:38AM
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john_4b(z4b WI)

It could be one of the Coreopsis cultivars. There are many that are annual as well as perennial.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2005 at 12:21PM
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anitamo(5)

See if any of these photos match up with your plant:

Here is a link that might be useful: gloriosa daisy

    Bookmark   October 9, 2005 at 5:21PM
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bellarosa(z5/IL)

Sounds like Rudbeckia triloba.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2005 at 6:58AM
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