I saw some flowers that looked like purple Black-Eye Susans.
It turns out they were purple Coneflowers.
Is there something similar to Black-Eye Susans, but in different
colors? Something perennial that stays in a cluster and doesn't run
This would be in full-sun, Zone 5.
Echinacea purpurea. It comes in many other flavors, too (white, yellow,
pink, orange, even double-petalled varieties).
Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy, Yellow Ox-eye Daisy)
comes in a lot of different flavors, too. Some cultivars to searh for are:
'Prairie Sun', 'Chim Chiminee', 'Cherokee Sunset', to name only a couple.
What colors are you actually looking for. And, by 'similar to', are you
wanting "daisy" shaped flowers? Flowers stalks that terminate in a single
blossom? Do you mean, specifically, wildflowers? Is there a reason that
Rudbeckia or Echinacea won't suit your needs?
There's the genus Leucanthemum, or Monarda.
This should get you started.
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A lot of wildflowers fit that bill. Check the different species of Liatris.
My Liatris aspera is still blooming, and the L. pycnostachya has just
I'm just a bit south of you (near StL). My coneflowers (Echinacea and
Ratbida) are still going strong. Deadheading helps their performance, as
well as keeps the spreading down. I leave a few heads for the birds, at the
end of the season. =)
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