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#51 – Rudbeckia Triloba – A Fantastic Late Summer Filler Flower

by | Aug 24, 2023

Looking for the perfect filler flower to add a bit of sunshine to your late-season bouquets? Today, Lisa and Layne discuss Rudbeckia triloba, a beautiful species of black-eyed susan featuring airy sprays of cheerful yellow flowers. They cover what makes ‘Triloba’ so special, why it is valuable both in the landscape and in bouquets, how to plant in a cutting bed or establish a self-seeding patch in the garden, plant spacing, the typical bloom time and harvest window, the number of stems to expect per plant, the proper harvest stage, tips to prevent wilting, flowers to pair with ‘Triloba’, and more. Listen to the podcast and learn how to grow this delightful mid- to late-summer flower that is beloved by birds, beneficial insects, pollinators, and flower growers alike!

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The “Seed Talk with Lisa & Layne” podcast is produced by The Gardener’s Workshop and co-hosted by Lisa Mason Ziegler and Layne Angelo. Lisa is the founder and owner of The Gardener’s Workshop, where Layne works as Seed Manager. Lisa is the award-winning author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers and the publisher of Flower Farming School Online, Farmer-Florist School Online, and Florist School Online. Watch Lisa’s Story and connect with her on social media. Layne is an avid gardener, seed starter, and engineer who loves learning and applying her technical knowledge to all areas of life, including gardening and growing flowers. Thanks for joining us!