Stiffly erect, branched, roughly hairy perennials with deeply cut leaves. Flower heads resemble those of black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia) but have fewer ray flowers and a spherical or cylindrical central cone (rather than a flat disk). Use in casual, natural-looking borders with grasses and other minimum-care perennials.
From the Great Plains of the United States. To 2 1/2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide. Flowers have drooping yellow or brownish purple rays and a tall, columnar brown cone. Effect is that of a sombrero with a drooping brim.
Two main kinds: climbing types, which trail over ground or climb to 6 ft. by coiling leafstalks; and c...
Good compact variety (1 ft. tall) with large deep red flowers bordered in bright yellow.
Looking part dandelion and part carrot, this large (to 3 ft.), coarse, weedy-looking plant is grown fo...