Failure to read the plant tag!

When choosing new plants, it’s important to fully read the plant tag, duh!  When you buy your plant at the garden center, it’s going to be smaller than the adult version.  In order to place it properly in the garden, you need to know how tall it’s going to be when it grows up.  And what it’s other requirements are.  In the case of Henry Eilers Rudbeckia, this is a back of the border treasure.  But I planted mine at the front, at the edge of the path – failure to read the tag.  Buyer beware, make sure you know what you’re buying and that you have the right place for it.

None-the-less, Henry (Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Henry Eilers‘), at 5+ feet tall, doesn’t know he’s in the wrong place and is starting to bloom, beautifully!  I love the little ‘shovels’ at the end of each petal 😉

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Do you ever make mistakes like that?  Henry will be moved in the fall to a better location.

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