….this is a Dutch-bred cross between two genera in the Asteraceae family—in this case, Echinacea and Rudbeckia. The result is lush full plants with long-lasting, brown-eyed flowers that look a lot like Rudbeckias
….from my neighbour’s garden
….another childhood favourite
….my Rose of Sharon shrub has hundreds of buds just waiting to open
This is one of my favourite flowers in the garden. When it decides to bloom I will have flowers for weeks. I can hardly wait.