When looking round the garden today for something that is looking good, the Rudbeckia jumped out at me. It has been flowering for over a month now and is still putting out new buds, so should be flowering for some time to come.
This the ordinary variety, Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm. It has an AGM from the RHS Society which signifies that it has stood the test of time and I think deservedly so.
I have a few clumps dotted round the garden, but I think some need splitting now as the clumps have grown rather large.
It makes a good bedfellow with Aster frickartii Monch which has been flowering for such a long time now.
We have had so much sun lately, but even if the sun wasn’t shining, it would look like patches of sunlight in the garden.
This clump is down by the greenhouse, but I think I will move it when it has finished flowering, to the border by the field.
Having just done a post about the cyclamen in the woodland, which would have been my first choice, it was the Rudbeckias which jumped out at me as they are such a bright splash of sunshine yellow. They are increasing all the time and will be one of the essential plants for my late summer border.
Thanks to Gillian at Country Garden UK for hosting this meme, do pay her a visit to see which other plants are looking good at the moment.