Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Gloriosa Daisies Are Here

Some of the flowers around here simply don't stay put. You never know where exactly they will show up from year to year. The annuals, biennials and so called weak perennials are all prone to wandering around like this. They have good years and bad years. The Gloriosa Daisy is one of the wanderers in the weak perennial category. It is looking like they will have a good year.

The Gooseneck Loosestrife is an aggressive, some say invasive, colony forming, long lived perennial and it is having a bad year. Much of it was froze to the ground in the two late freezes after the early spring growth got too far advanced.

The Liatris stays put unless it is happy. Then it sets seed and new liatris can show up anywhere. I sowed seed of it in the cabin side bed and am finding it in the bed and in the gravel driveway. The ones I find in the driveway are being safely placed back in the bed.

The Gloriosa Daisy is actually Rudbeckia hirta, the same Rudbeckia hirta as Black-Eyed Susan and I don't get it. They look very different plant wise and the Susans are one tough mat forming perennial.

Oh well. They're pretty. They self seed and take care of themselves.That's all that really matters.


Lola said...

I love those that walk around the garden. Yes, the more they take care of themselves the better.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Pretty blooms whatever their names may be. I have a 'Denver Daisy' that came anyway..out of three. Great bloom none the less. Hope my Liatris reseeds a bit.

sallysmom said...

I bought some but before I could get them in the ground, they collapsed from the heat. We are having 100+ this week with no relief in sight.

Diana said...

Love the daisies and the liatris -- I've planted a few I got from the Wildflower Center. Can't wait for them to spread like that.