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Autumn flowering tall yellow daisies

PrivetPrivet Posts: 93

My little garden looks a bit empty when it gets to autumn and I see tall yellow daisies in people's gardens. What would these be please. I don't want anything that is too rampant, but they always look so lovely.

Many thanks



  • LucidLucid Posts: 385

    Hi Privet,

    Could it be rudbeckia (black-eyed susan)? I've got some in my front garden.

    Lucid image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350

    A lot of the late ones are perennial helianthus.

    If you don't want rampant try Lucid's rudbeckia

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • PrivetPrivet Posts: 93

    Thank you both, I think Rudbeckia is the one to go for. 


  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Could be heleianthus as nut says, lemon queen is the current popular variety, it's clump forming as are most and will do well in most soils including clay. The rudbeckia s ate shorter up to about 30 inches. Or you could consider a heleniums which come in yellow as well. There is a yellow leucanthemum although the name escapes me at the moment.

  • I've got Lemon Queen but it's not a thug - it's lovely image

  • PerkiPerki Posts: 2,452

    Rudbeckia lactiniata herbstone is a very tall yellow daisy, could be a calendula as well.

    My rudbeckia goldstrum and heleniums flowered their socks off last year really nice yellows / oranges / reds. 


  • PrivetPrivet Posts: 93

    Ooh! Now I'm thinking Helianthus ... Thanks Jinxy and Dave. Perky, I've just bought Goldsturm so I'll look forward to that one

    thanks all!  

  • WateryWatery Posts: 388

    I bought some Lemon Queen last year cause I love them.   Is it normal that there's nothing left above ground now?   I know they die back but should there be something?  I'm afraid slugs have got them.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350

    I haven't got Lemon Queen but there's nothing to see of my helianthus yetimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • WateryWatery Posts: 388

    image Oh Good. I'll think positive and keep an eye out.    I've only been gardening a few years and only treat myself to a few perennial plants each year so I still don't know what does what.    When we watch that "small spaces big dreams" programs, my husband says "Why doesn't your garden look like that?" and then they give the total £ they spent on plants at once.   I say "That's why."  (I'd love to plop down £700 at a go but I try to hold myself back.)

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