What is this plant?
Cheryl @ Artzzle.com
September 1, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Years ago I was given a planting of this. It gets tall (4-6') and bushy, and blooms like crazy from the end of July through August/early September. It also spreads, not ferociously but probably doubles every two years.

The flowers look sort of like mums. Can anyone help?
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Barnhart Gallery
Looks like dahlia -- not one of my go-to plants, perhaps someone else will be more certain?
September 1, 2013 at 11:39AM      Thanked by Cheryl @ Artzzle.com
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Genevieve
Mums ....not by those leaves a Dahlia yes ,but over here we have to dig those out in the fall or they would freeze ,
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September 1, 2013 at 11:41AM      Thanked by Cheryl @ Artzzle.com
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despinach
It might be zinnia elegans...not sure, but it looks like that.
September 1, 2013 at 11:45AM      Thanked by Cheryl @ Artzzle.com
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Cheryl @ Artzzle.com
I'm almost sure it isn't dahlias. Itt has thin stems and thin, hairy roots; not bulbs or tubers. It is easy to divide and transplant, and NEVER dies out over winter (Minnesota sub-zero temps). I also noted that bees don't seem to have much to do with it. Don't know why.
September 1, 2013 at 11:45AM   
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Cheryl @ Artzzle.com
I also think it looks like a member of the mum family, but perhaps a wild strain. It's not zinnias though. Different look, stem and texture all together. Much more delicate of a bloom than the zinnias. Your picture is gorgeous though.
September 1, 2013 at 11:49AM     
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Cheryl @ Artzzle.com
To any other commenters, I have to do a bit of yard work in between the rain today, so don't give up on me if I don't reply immediately. Thanks.
September 1, 2013 at 11:50AM   
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September 1, 2013 at 11:57AM      Thanked by Cheryl @ Artzzle.com
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carolins
I think it's a Rudbeckia 'goldquelle'.
September 1, 2013 at 12:01PM        Thanked by Cheryl @ Artzzle.com
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Veronica Lawrence Interior Design
Looks like dahlias
September 1, 2013 at 12:23PM      Thanked by Cheryl @ Artzzle.com
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carolins
99% sure it's Rudbeckia
September 1, 2013 at 1:04PM        Thanked by Cheryl @ Artzzle.com
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Barnhart Gallery
That looks like the one carolins!
September 1, 2013 at 1:38PM      Thanked by Cheryl @ Artzzle.com
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Cheryl @ Artzzle.com
Hi all. I'm back. I think the blooms look like carolins. Carolin, can you give me a close up of the leaves on that plant? Thanks everyone for helping. Keep things coming if you have more information.
September 1, 2013 at 5:08PM     
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saller
I have Rudbeckia 'Golden Glow' in my garden. It looks like your plant and it is very tall - 6 to 7 feet. I bought it from Select Seeds.com
September 1, 2013 at 7:13PM        Thanked by Cheryl @ Artzzle.com
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Cheryl @ Artzzle.com
Saller what do the leaves on yours look like? Also, I will see what I can find on line for the Golden Glow. I have had other Rudbeckia in the past that looked different. Thanks everyone.
September 1, 2013 at 8:20PM   
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Cheryl @ Artzzle.com
Hey everyone. Yes, it is the Rudbeckia Golden Glow. I found some on line that showed the leaves. Thanks so much everyone. I have pictures of arrangement with it on my website www.artzzle.com if you want to see it. Thanks.
September 1, 2013 at 8:25PM     
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carolins
Glad the mystery has been solved. I was sound asleep when you asked me for a close-up of the leaves, so... ;-)
September 1, 2013 at 11:30PM      Thanked by Cheryl @ Artzzle.com
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midrashist
Botanists use the term DYC for darn yellow composite, as the family has so many many yellow flowers, some of which are difficult to distinguish.... The family compositaea (it's technically a compound structure made of many little flowers), or asteraceae is full of them. I have one which just showed up and grows more like 6-8 feet tall. Mine spreads by runners....and I hate yellow.
September 2, 2013 at 6:20AM      Thanked by Cheryl @ Artzzle.com
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Cheryl @ Artzzle.com
midrashist: I'll look up your terms to learn more, to see what other crazy relatives this thing may have. I too, am not crazy about yellow ... but mostly in decor. With our short summers here, I'll take every color I can get outside :) And these are strong enough for casual vase arrangements, with a little help from floral tape or wire, so I have fun that way too. Thanks. Safe holiday everyone.
September 2, 2013 at 9:01AM   
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Iva
Hello, this Rudbeckia Laciniata, also called "Outhouse plant", is common even here in Czech Republic, middle Europe, in the old-fashioned village gardens and out of them. I made few photos, but its time is over already, here.
September 2, 2013 at 12:34PM        Thanked by Cheryl @ Artzzle.com
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Cheryl @ Artzzle.com
Thanks Iva. Fun name "outhouse plant" :)
September 3, 2013 at 8:54AM   
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