Over My Head

August 1st, 2018

…is Rudbeckia lacinata…

Last year, after planting in the spring, it grew maybe 4 feet tall. But now? I’m guessing about 7 feet. I suppose I could get a ladder and a tape measure and know for sure, but nah.

I was looking for tall deer-resistant perennials for the damp edge of the vegetable garden and so far this is a good one. Only one tiny nibble by the deer early in the season. It did lose some leaves during a dry spell in early July, so may not be good in a drought year. Except for those couple of weeks in early July, we have had a LOT of rain this summer.

Rudbeckia lacinata towering over my head

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