Monday, September 22, 2008

Rubeckia, Agastache, and Gaillardia

Gaillardia with flower fly

Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eiler' is an unusual and robust selection of a midwestern black-eyed Susan -- the ray petals have a lovely rolled edge.

I've had fun learning more about western Agastache species -- there are some great candidates. I don't know what the species of this cultivar is, but it certainly is striking.

It's Agastache 'Summer Love' from Terra Nova Nursery.


  1. I love Agastache and so do my hummingbirds! Its a great long-blooming summer flower.

  2. That top photo is exceptional! The fly even had the good taste to be color coordinated. :)

  3. nw -- I'm looking forward to trying more Agastache next year - they're great for bees and I'm glad to hear that some of them are great for hummingbirds, too. Do you have some favorite species?


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