|Asteraceae: Rudbeckia laciniata||
Up but too much quackgrass around it.
No growth yet, except quackgrass.
Not totally dead. A few stalks grew up, starting late in spring.
Oops. Spraying against quackgrass seems to have killed this.
Only a few tall shoots in the plant area.
I had a bottomless plastic pot dug into place around it to stop it from spreading.
This resulted in a very considerable amount of root disturbance
as the pot is much smaller that the area it had spread over.
Most of it has died. I am confident it will recover eventually.
Rather invasive, and lost its looks about August 25, and needed staking.
Should have just cut it down then.
I see some new growth.
Large and lush.
It has spread and will need to be cut back and constrained.
Large and flourishing.
Shoots are up.
About 1 m high and coming along fine.
About 1.8 m high and with its first flowers.
About 70 flowers, all nicely double.
I notice Bishop's Gout growing with the goldenglow.
Doing fine. Quite tall.
I got a few plants from the garden of a nearby house
and planted them near the sweet pea trellis.
I have been admiring them all summer, especially for their height.