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Praire Sun Rudbeckia

Postby Kim steeves » May 13, 2008 1:33 pm

I need help with this one,,, Are these an annual or Perennial.. I live in New Brunswick, and I was wondering should I be looking for these next spring or not...
I appericate any thing you can give me.. Have a good day Spring is final here..
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Postby Jewel1065 » May 13, 2008 2:25 pm

I am in zone 5b and my rudbekia comes back every year.
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Postby Lindamct » May 13, 2008 2:36 pm

5a here. Rudbeckias are florishing :)
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Postby murphy » May 13, 2008 5:16 pm

This one is only an annual in my can seed itself if you are lucky but I have not found it to be reliable that way. It is a pretty plant and for sure worth the effort to plant yearly...I think anyway. It blooms so enthusiastically and for so long...I think next year I will look for some seeds and start them at home.
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Postby Sharon Bryson » May 13, 2008 5:38 pm

Prairie Sun does not seem to want to be perennial here. Too bad, because it is a lovely one.
Antigonish, NS Zone 5b

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Postby Eeyore » May 13, 2008 6:37 pm

It isn't a perennial in my zone either. :cry:
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Postby murphy » May 13, 2008 9:18 pm

they claim it is perennial to zone four...but obviously it isn't....or I just have a knack for killing it. :wink:
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Postby Paul zone5 » May 13, 2008 10:06 pm

Not certain what kind of Rudbeckia that I have, but there usually are enough new plants that can more than replace any plants that have died. New plants are a reward for sloppy gardening.
Just north of Toronto
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Postby Pansy » May 13, 2008 10:52 pm

I don't find the new Rudbeckias to be hardy at all.Lost Double

Decker overwinter & a Sun something...not sure if it was

Prairie Sun or not.I'll stick with the good old varieties.
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Postby savona » May 14, 2008 2:19 am

I have kept seeds from my Prairie Sun Rudbeckia and they come true. Most Rudbeckias are very easy to sow from seed. Unfortunately they don't stand a chance to over winter in zone 2b...savona
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