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Questions About Rudbeckia Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
August 27, 2011

Q. Rudbeckia

I have a couple of Rudbeckia plants; however, the flowers dry up and look bronzy as soon as they bloom. The flowers in gardening books look pink and pretty. What can I do to make them look healthier?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 27, 2011
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Rudbeckia tends to be yellow and brown. There is a flower that looks similar to Rudbeckia and is pink.This is Echinacea, also known as Purple Coneflower.

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Asked by
linda.johnston24 on
March 24, 2012

Q. how can i shorten the height of my rudbeckia?

I bought a different kind of rudbeckia not realizing the height was 5 feet.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 26, 2012
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While you really cannot do anything about its height per say, you can trim the plants or deadhead to encourage more compact growth.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 16, 2014

Q. Rudbeckia

Is there a way to kill an invasive rudbeckia without having to dig it up? Thanks.

Answered by
Nikki on
November 30, -0001
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Unfortunately, unless you want to resort to herbicides, like Round-up, digging the plant up may be the best way to remove it. Getting it before it flowers and subsequently drops seed will help with 'pop-up' seedlings too.

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Asked by
mitchelldoghouse on
May 31, 2015
zone 4 and 5

Q. picture of plant leaves to identify several perennials

I am digging perennials from an old bed where the plants are not marked. I need help distinguishing between rudbeckia and coneflower leaves. Also, need to see what the leaves of a peached leaf bell flower looks like.

Answered by
shelley on
May 31, 2015
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Asked by
Johnbohrer14605 on
July 4, 2015
Virginia

Q. Rudbeckia

Something is eating the petals.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 5, 2015
Certified Expert
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Something has been after mine too! I have found aphids on my plants, but leaf spot can be an issue also.

Treat with Neem Oil, as it works as both a fungicide and insecticide.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/black-eyed-susan/rudbeckia-leaf-spot.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
eliseboucher on
September 11, 2015
Zone 4-Smiths Falls, Ontario

Q. Cutting back perennials in the fall

I have planted perennials I never had before. I don’t know if I should cut them back in the fall like we do for hostas and others. They are: Jupiter’s Beard, Gaura lindheimeri, Golden Groundsel (rudbekia), bugleweed, aster, serbian bell flower, wormwood-Powis Castle, Chrysanthemum.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 13, 2015
Certified Expert
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I'm listing links for the plants you mention.
You generally can leave most perennials to die off themselves. I choose to leave some for winter interest, Black Eyed Susan is quite lovely in the winter.
Cutting the plants back to about 4 to 6 inches in height at the end of the season can help neaten up the garden and make spring clean up easier.

This will help with pruning and winter care.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/valerian/growing-jupiters-beard-plant.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gaura/growing-guara-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/black-eyed-susan/black-eyed-susan-flower.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/ajuga/ajuga-bugleweed.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/wormwood/wormwood-plant-growing-sweet-annie.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/chrysanthemum/growing-chrysanthemum-flowers.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 21, 2017

Q. ‘ Black-eyed Susan

How can you tell if your Black-eyed Susan is an annual or perennial??

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 21, 2017
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