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Not a Peony - but what is it?

AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,376
I bought this as a bare root plant labelled "Peony" which it clearly isn't. I was thinking it's possibly a type of Rudbeckia or Helianthum, but can anyone give me a positive identification please ?
(Apologies for the out of focus photo of the flowers).




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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 19,160
    It looks like a Rudbeckia laciniata.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,376
    @Busy-Lizzie, I think you're right ! Thank you so much.
    Here's a better photo of the flower.


    I think it's either "Goldquelle" or possibly " Hortensia"
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 19,160
    I had Goldquelle. It was tall and vigorous.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,376
    I'm in two minds to know what to do with it, l've been lovingly nurturing it for 2 years thinking it was a peony and l'm not sure if it a. will fit in with my planting and b.will run wild.
    I'm already doing battle with Helianthus "Monarch" that much as l love it, wants to take over the world.
    Might be one for the charity shop.
    Thanks again for the help @Busy-Lizzie 🙂
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