Analysis : ' Black Eyed ' And ' Orange Coneflower ' Essay

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Rudbeckia (Rudbeckia hirta), also called black-eyed Susan due to its dark center eyes, and orange coneflower, is a welcoming sight in fall gardens with its large daisy-like flowers bringing a bright pop of color to the area. Performing as a perennial in USDA zones 4 through 8, it delivers a constant supply of blooms late summer throughout fall and will continue to flower with deadheading. It also makes an attractive cut flower. Growing up to 3-feet tall, rudbeckia performs best planted in full sun to partial shade in soils that drain well and is tolerant to neglect. Use it to spruce up wildflower, native and wildlife gardens, plant in large groups or used in containers.


With its fernlike foliage and tall spikes filled with a rounded mass of colorful flowers, yarrow (Achillea spp.) adds interest and dazzling color to various areas of a fall garden. Its tall-growing habit, reaching 3-feet tall and wide, makes it a vibrant backdrop plant. Yarrow also works well used in native, wildlife and drought-tolerant gardens, as well used in mass plantings or as a larger ground cover. This hardy and low-maintenance perennial plant flowers best situated in full-sun and in soils that drain well. It performs as a perennial in USDA zones 3 through 9 and the flower clusters are suitable for drying or used in cut flower arrangements.

African Iris

Gardeners’ seeking a long-blooming perennial even throughout fall that is tough and requires little care should add African…

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