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28/03/2014 at 19:48

As the title really. I bought some as reduced plants from the garden centre last year, after they had finished flowering. They were put straight in the flower bed. Nothing to be seen yet. Should I be worried?

28/03/2014 at 20:02

MIne have started in Surrey.

28/03/2014 at 20:02

Mine haven't appeared yet, so i wouldn't worry yet.  Sometimes the plants that flower later are the last to shoot

28/03/2014 at 20:03

Depends, some Rudbeckias are annuals others perennials, the ones in my garden have remained green all winter due to the mild weather.

28/03/2014 at 20:19

Mine  have leaves on and are about 3" high, in north Yorkshire.

28/03/2014 at 20:25

do you know what they were? as Mark says, some are annuals.

It wouldn't be very honest to sell annuals at the end of the season but there's a lot of ignorance about in GCs


28/03/2014 at 20:46

Mine are all sprouting!!! Ssooorreeeeee ( I'm berkshire)

28/03/2014 at 21:06

They were definitely perennials. Some very tall varieties and other middle sized ones. I guess I have nothing to lose if I just wait and see. That is the risk you take buying reject plants I guess and I have been a winner with everything else. We are in Wiltshire by the way and has been pretty mild here. Everything else seems to be getting going.

28/03/2014 at 21:17

There's not much to see of my 'Goldsturm' and I haven't noticed laciniata yet. I'll have a look tomorrow to see what's there.

28/03/2014 at 22:08

Mine started to shoot end Feb and are about 4cm now.

29/03/2014 at 20:18

I did not look at all of them today but one of the bigger ones now has some shoots so there is hope yet!

30/03/2014 at 18:05

Well, I was obviously being a bit impatient. They all shooting now. I have moved them in to the new bed but not split them as they appear not to have done much since I planted them at the end of last summer. I am looking forward to them growing, especially the very tall ones. I have never had rudbeckia before.

30/03/2014 at 18:55

I managed to grow some from seed a year ago and have potted them on now im so excited and cant wait to plant out they are looking realy healthy so fingers crossed


30/03/2014 at 19:09

I have some seed going in the greenhouse too. I bet you are chomping at the bit to get yours in the ground, it is such a long wait for perennials from seed.

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