Big thank you to Rouge
Last year you posted a photo of Rudbeckia triloba 'Prairie Glow'. I fell in love with it, remembered it and ordered it this spring. I got 3 of 'em.
The first one has started to bloom - really early for a triloba in my experience. Since these usually have a habit of blooming a very long time, I expect this is only going to get better as the summer progresses.
To say I am not disappointed is an understatement. I love this one! It's about 3 feet tall, well branched and should not require any support - again from my experience with triloba. The other 2 plants are already over 4 feet tall and just starting to produce buds. Actually one is open and it appears to be a dark mahogany. Evidently, the colors are really variable as is the size.
For comparison, here's the regular Rudbeckia triloba. This photo was taken a couple of years ago.
So thank you Rouge for introducing me to a spectacular plant. Any updates on yours? Did they survive the winter or behave like normal biennials? Seedlings I hope?