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Rudbeckia, when should it start to shoot?

Sprig2Sprig2 Posts: 74

As the title really. I bought some as reduced plants from the garden centre last year, after they had finished flowering. They were put straight in the flower bed. Nothing to be seen yet. Should I be worried?



  • MIne have started in Surrey.

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,300

    Mine haven't appeared yet, so i wouldn't worry yet.  Sometimes the plants that flower later are the last to shootimage

  • Mark 499Mark 499 Posts: 380

    Depends, some Rudbeckias are annuals others perennials, the ones in my garden have remained green all winter due to the mild weather.

  • lisa masseylisa massey Posts: 252

    Mine  have leaves on and are about 3" high, in north Yorkshire.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,878

    do you know what they were? as Mark says, some are annuals.

    It wouldn't be very honest to sell annuals at the end of the season but there's a lot of ignorance about in GCs


  • Mine are all sprouting!!! Ssooorreeeeee ( I'm berkshire)

  • Sprig2Sprig2 Posts: 74

    They were definitely perennials. Some very tall varieties and other middle sized ones. I guess I have nothing to lose if I just wait and see. That is the risk you take buying reject plants I guess and I have been a winner with everything else. We are in Wiltshire by the way and has been pretty mild here. Everything else seems to be getting going.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,878

    There's not much to see of my 'Goldsturm' and I haven't noticed laciniata yet. I'll have a look tomorrow to see what's there.

  • Mine started to shoot end Feb and are about 4cm now.

  • Sprig2Sprig2 Posts: 74

    I did not look at all of them today but one of the bigger ones now has some shoots so there is hope yet!

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