If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know that I like to post photos of rudbeckia (black-eyed susans). I grow them in my front yard and in my backyard as well. I have a few growing in front of my cucumber plants. I don’t replant them or plant seeds. All I do is pull them when they look feh, and then I throw them somewhere else in the yard. Sometimes I do scatter the seeds from the tops. Next season I have them growing in new places.
Next to my rudbeckia this year grew the bright magenta flowers from lambs’ ears. The yellow and magenta twinkle together.
In the front of my house I have one large clump of echinacea (coneflowers). I haven’t had as good luck spreading these about my house, but I have been trying. The rudbeckia must live the sun and soil conditions here more than the coneflowers do.
Both rudbeckia and purple coneflowers (echinacea) are in the flower family Asteraceae.
Do you have flowers that grow easily near you?