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PlantFiles Pictures: Dusty Miller (Senecio cineraria)

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Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)

February 23, 2003
10:04 PM

Post #475817

Dusty Miller, Silver Ragwort
Jacobaea maritima

Dusty Miller in the front border backed by rudbeckia - Anchorage, Alaska - September 2002

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San Francisco, CA

February 24, 2003
2:17 AM

Post #475992

Those are great black eyed susans. I had them one year and they were great plants, but I tried them again the next year and I just could not get good results. It may have been the source in which I bought the plants, maybe some are better stock or genes then others? Otherwise, I can't figure it out, they got the same treatment and location each time.
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)

February 24, 2003
6:20 AM

Post #476109

These are a special variety of rudbeckia... Indian Summer, I think. I wish I could say I grew these, but they were along the side of Alaska Mill & Feed in Anchorage. I think they get a bit more heat & sun up there. I don't have a lot of luck with rudbeckias.
San Francisco, CA

February 24, 2003
1:30 PM

Post #476187

If there are different types of black eyed susans that explains having them work one year and not the next. Some years are also sunnier then others. They took a long time to bloom and soon after blooming they stopped blooming and died. Basically, they were not happy. When a plant is really working you get that feeling that it is doing great.
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)

February 24, 2003
7:43 PM

Post #476386

Boy, that's true, isn't it. There are some plants that are marginally successful here, so some years they are a pleasure, the next a disappointment, bu I keep planting the ones I really like. Here's a page with some rudbeckia cultivars (scroll down):

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