black eyed susan

hi, my friend has just up rooted some of the above plant for me, there are no flowers on it just leaves, at the moment the roots are sitting in water, am I ok to just plant it our, or do I need to cut it down to the roots before I plant it.

thanks x

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 16,379

    Hi lynne. I think I would plant it up in a small plant pot at first and bring it on before planting it into a bigger pot/or the garden. This is a tender plant and would need some protection in the Winter.

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  • lynne24lynne24 Posts: 121

    thanks ladybird, do I need to cut it down, its quite tall with leaves on, sorry for being a pain, but I do love it x

  • lynne24lynne24 Posts: 121

    Does this help imageha ha xx

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,407

    Black eyed Susan? Looks more like a hardy geranium.

    The non-hardy plant Ladybird referred to is a Thunbergia. I've also heard rudbeckias called BES. This isn't either

    Last edited: 07 August 2016 16:35:40

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 16,379

    Ha ha I didn't see the picture. I agree with nutcutlet - hardy geranium. Just put it straight in the garden and cut down the leaves.

    Last edited: 07 August 2016 16:35:40

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  • lynne24lynne24 Posts: 121

    nutcutlet he told me it was black eyed susan ha ha, what shall I do with it? x

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 16,379

    I have just written to tell you image

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  • lynne24lynne24 Posts: 121

    I'm totally confused, I seen a yellow daisy like flower in his garden, he told me it was black eyed susan, he has just knocked with this, is it worth planting? Thanks for your responses x

  • lynne24lynne24 Posts: 121

    sorry, im not very good on this site, thanks for all your advice, will plant it out now x

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 16,379

    Gosh lynne its definitely worth planting. Hardy geraniums are great and so easy to look after. As I mentioned above cut all the long leaves right off. It might look a little sorry for itself but not for long and you might be pleasantly surprised.

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