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A kind of daisy or what?

Posted by pbaby z4 Wisconsin (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 7, 05 at 17:37

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 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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RE: A kind of daisy or what?

Perhaps it is Coreopsis 'moonbeam'

:) Dee

Here is a link that might be useful: Coreopsis Moonbeam

RE: A kind of daisy or what?

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.

RE: A kind of daisy or what?

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

RE: A kind of daisy or what?

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

Here is a link that might be useful: gloriosa daisy

RE: A kind of daisy or what?

Sounds like Rudbeckia triloba.

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