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30/09/2012 at 11:39

Sorry if this the wrong use of the forum. I am trying to track down Rudbeckia seeds which will produce plants with orange flowers. Searches which claim to give orange results such as 'marmalade' invariably then show an image of a yellow flower. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you

30/09/2012 at 11:46

It's very difficult to get accurate colour reproduction online, or with photographs for that matter.  The most 'orange' rudbeckia I know is Rudbeckia Cappuccino. 

http://www.mr-fothergills.co.uk/seeds-plants-gardening/13402/rudbeckia-cappuccino

30/09/2012 at 11:54

I've grown Cappuccino, for several years, using seed from T&M.

Just out of curisoity I wondered whether the Fothergill's (in the link just above) might be cheaper. It turns out that Fothergill's are 25% more expensive than T&M, for the same number of seeds. T&M also occasionally offer discounts on top of that too. This is Cappuccino from T&M:

http://www.thompson-morgan.com/flowers/flower-seeds/half-hardy-annual-seeds/rudbeckia-hirta-cappuccino/8565TM

Personally, I wouldn't actually call Cappuccino 'orange', more yellow merging into a brick red. There are some other Rudbecia's that might be of interest. All of these produce a range of 'orangey' colours. You might get some orange ones, you might not:

http://www.thompson-morgan.com/flowers/flower-seeds/half-hardy-annual-seeds/rudbeckia-hirta-chim-chiminee/6978TM

http://www.thompson-morgan.com/flowers/flower-seeds/half-hardy-annual-seeds/rudbeckia-x-hirta-hybrida-cherokee-sunset/7357TM

http://www.thompson-morgan.com/flowers/flower-seeds/half-hardy-annual-seeds/rudbeckia-hirta-rustic-dwarfs-mixed/6655TM

30/09/2012 at 12:05

Thank you for those speedy replies and the links. It is appreciated. 

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