This particular Rudbeckia was labeled R. 'Zahara' but I believe it's actually Rudbeckia hirta 'Sahara.' The 3 plants I brought home went into a pot, filling in a hole in the border around our fountain. The semi-double flowers range in color from pink to burgundy to caramel.
Here's what went into the vase:
- 1 stem of Pennisetum glaucum 'Purple Majesty' (reused from last week's vase)
- 5 stems of Rudbeckia hirta 'Sahara' in a range of colors
- 2 stems of Solenostemon scuttellarioides 'Fire Fingers Coleus'
- 2 stems of Solenostemon scuttellarioides 'Honey Crisp Coleus' (reused from last week's vase)
- 3 sprigs of Thymus serpyllum
|The beautiful Rudbeckias, photographed from above|
|Close-up of Coleus 'Fire Fingers'|
|Photo of the back of the vase, highlighting the leftover Coleus 'Honey Crisp'|
|Close-up of thyme|
The colors in this vase, which echo those I used last week, have an autumn feel. I know many gardeners are still holding onto summer, so here's a second vase with a more summer-like disposition, although it also features one of my new Rudbeckias, R. hirta 'Prairie Sun':
|Broken stem of R. 'Prairie Sun' in a bud vase with Abelia 'Kaleidoscope' and more leftover Coleus 'Honey Crisp'|
|Close-up of R. 'Prairie Sun'|
And here are the vases in their final positions:
|Back in the foyer yet again|
|Adding sunshine to the living room|
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