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Suggest a large headed bright coloured  annual to grow.

young codgeryoung codger Posts: 529

I've been growing Rudbeckia for the last 3 years. I like the fact that they are quite a large plant, and that they have a decent sized flower head, and are bright colours.

Can anyone recommend something else to try that kind of fits the above criteria. (I'm not bothered about trying Dahlias at the  moment). 


  • LynLyn Posts: 21,894

    Must it be an annual, Phox can be big headed and bright?

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,648

    echinacea? Or is that too similar? Sunflowers like 'Earthwalker' that aren't too tall 

    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,136

    Sunflowers tall and short - yellows, oranges, russets.

    Tithonia - Mexican sunflowers - yellows and vibrant orange.

    Zinnias - hot colours and purple too.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,215


    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,982

    All those suggestions are great - I also recommend Heleniums - bright and zingy for late summer.

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • Cosmos! 


    Gaillardia. Coreopsis.  Penstemons (perennials but pretty)

    Last edited: 01 May 2017 12:49:29

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