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Can anyone identify this,please?

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ThatBloodyWoman Fri 14-Aug-15 16:17:39

Its about 5/6 ft tall.

I was given it,and I love it!

RoosterCogburn Fri 14-Aug-15 17:04:04

Could be a variety of Rudbeckia

ThatBloodyWoman Fri 14-Aug-15 17:16:31

I wondered that Rooster.
I've also vaguely heard of perennial sunflowers and wondered if that might be it.

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Fri 14-Aug-15 17:32:23

I think rudbekia too - the centre doesn't look very sunflower-like in the picture

RoosterCogburn Fri 14-Aug-15 18:04:54

The leaves look like Rudbeckia leaves as well.

I like the sound of a perennial sunflower though

ThatBloodyWoman Fri 14-Aug-15 18:09:33

Ooo they do look like rudbeckia leaves.
Isn't it gorgeous?

RoosterCogburn Fri 14-Aug-15 18:12:31

Tis lovely - a whole mass of them up against a red brick wall would look amazing.

ignoring the fact I do not have a red brick wall in my garden

ThatBloodyWoman Fri 14-Aug-15 18:14:39

Thats whats behind them -they're just a bit taller than it!

RoosterCogburn Fri 14-Aug-15 18:21:28

I'm planning for next year!
I used to grow a lot of Rudbeckia in my old garden, time to introduce it here I think.
Mind you, looking online there are so many beautiful varieties its going to be a challenge to make a decision.

ThatBloodyWoman Fri 14-Aug-15 18:24:42

Enjoy Rooster !
Its such fun planning and scheming smile

RoosterCogburn Fri 14-Aug-15 18:27:52

It is! I'm currently enjoying my over planting of sweet peas - can't pick them fast enough.

ChilliAndMint Fri 14-Aug-15 18:32:38

Rudbeckia , no doubt about it.

ThatBloodyWoman Fri 14-Aug-15 18:57:21

Rudbeckis definitely seems to have the consensus of opinion.
Thanks all!

aircooled Fri 14-Aug-15 19:15:19

Can I beg to differ and suggest Heliopsis? Not that it really matters - it's a lovely yellow 'sunflower' that's making you smile! Just watch it isn't the one that runs through the border swamping everything in its path...

ThatBloodyWoman Fri 14-Aug-15 19:21:18

Oooo.
The plot thickens!

Ferguson Sat 15-Aug-15 23:22:41

I'm inclined to support Heliopsis too, (though I wouldn't have known until suggested), but Rudbeckia invariably has a dark centre:

www.specialperennials.com/Other_Perennials/Plant_List_Heliopsis.htm

ChilliAndMint Sat 15-Aug-15 23:27:58

Heliopsis is not very tall. Rudbeckia has many forms, I used to sell plants.

ThatBloodyWoman Sun 16-Aug-15 09:51:07

I jave to say that while the flower looks like that of the heliopsis,the height doesn't appear to tally.

aircooled Sun 16-Aug-15 18:28:26

The buds in the photo don't look like Rudbeckia buds. It could be a type of helianthus eg H. rigidus or even jerusalem artichoke. Does anyone recognise it as that?

ThatBloodyWoman Sun 16-Aug-15 19:42:13

Looking it up,it could well be helianthus rigidus!

ThatBloodyWoman Sun 16-Aug-15 19:52:09

I am intrigued now.Having checked it with my jerusalem artichokes I am growing elsewhere (but aren't yet flowering) the leaves look similar and have the same rough texture.
However,I thought,from having grown jerusalem artichokes many years ago,the flowers were pretty but quite small.I may well recall that wrongly though.
These flowers have a diameter of about 3 ".
I'm really really curious now for a definitive answer!

aircooled Sun 16-Aug-15 21:27:40

If it's so similar to jerusalem artichoke it is probably a helianthus. What about the person who gave it to you, do they know its name?

ThatBloodyWoman Sun 16-Aug-15 21:30:35

It was a distant relative.
I probably could find out but I'd have to go about the houses.
However,I think any mention of jerusalem artichoke would has stuck ,and its likely the name would have been mentioned at some point.
Thanks aircooled

MyNightWithMaud Sun 16-Aug-15 22:05:04

I was going to suggest helianthus Lemon Queen. I don't think any rudbeckia would be that tall.

MyNightWithMaud Sun 16-Aug-15 22:06:44

Oops. Helianthemum Lemon Queen.

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