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08/08/2014 at 14:33

I have grown three of these plants from seed....but lost the labels (I know, I know!!!). I think it might be Rudbeckia, but not 100% sure as I didn't think any had germinated!

Ive just seen some in the GC and it looked very similar, could someone please confirm if it is/isn't and if it isn't, any other ideas??

Thank you


08/08/2014 at 14:40

maybe gallardia


08/08/2014 at 14:43

I did sow some of those too so it's possible.....there was also echinacea but the petals look sort of inside out (I can't think of a better way to describe it than that) so not echinacea I don't think.

Is there much difference between the leaves of gallardia and rudbeckia?

08/08/2014 at 14:46

Thanks Nut, I think you're right, the middle is different on Rudbeckia and they are also a but inside out  (I know what I mean!)

At least I know what it is now, thank you 

08/08/2014 at 15:26

I think that's what it is OL but I haven't grown them for years. Nice. I might get some next year

08/08/2014 at 15:49

I think Nut is right, the central disc is not right for Rudbeckia.

08/08/2014 at 16:19

Its gaillardia did you get the seeds free from AG mag?

08/08/2014 at 16:21

Looks like my galliardia 

08/08/2014 at 16:22

It is Gallardia, I have some this year, pretty but not visited by many insects, so it may go in the autumn.

08/08/2014 at 16:24

Not good for insects Dave? I thought it would be with that open centre.

I won't have those if that's the case.

Are yours being visited by insects OL?

08/08/2014 at 16:35

I've seen honey and bumble bees on ours, and hoverflies. 

08/08/2014 at 16:41

oh good. I'll put them on the 'maybe' list

08/08/2014 at 20:04

Thank you everyone  I did post earlier but my iPad died and it didn't actually go on!!

They are actually in my 'nursery' bit and not in the garden as I think they are perennials??  That was the question I posted earlier, I have liked the up and RHS said they could be annual, biennial or perennial, obviously they aren't biennial but his do I know if they are annual or perennial apart from obviously waiting ti see if they make a reappearance next year??

Lyn, yes they are AG freebies, they came with tomato seeds which I think are the ones I used this year, I have used lots of freebies uo this year whilst I was learning 

08/08/2014 at 20:07

I think they're short lived perennials, longer life in the best drained soil

08/08/2014 at 20:26

Short lived perennials? So they will last a couple of years? They have grown really well since I put them in the 1 litre pots.  Should I over winter them in the GH?  Sorry tI be so dim!!

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