Thursday, July 6, 2017

Rudbeckia 'Denver Daisy'

Photo credit: Linda Langelo, CSU Horticulture Program Associate

As quoted from Plant Select: The Denver Daisy was "created for the commemoration of the City of Denver sesquicentennial. DENVER DAISY has parentage from Rudbeckia hirta, a daisy native to Colorado when the pioneers founded Denver 150 years ago. It was hybridized with Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’ by Benary Seed."

Photo credit: Linda Langelo

This arid loving often short-lived perennial makes a bold statement in the landscape for those living in a semi-arid desert in Colorado.  Not surprising from a parentage of Rudbeckia hirta.  As with most Rudbeckia, once you have one, they spring up in other places in the garden.  Give them a try!