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Wednesday's Flower

Gloriosa Daisy

Wednesday's Story

With my lens, I focused on the petals…

Which brought forth delicate details. Each one looked as if it had been hand-painted ever so gently. The first stroke was a sunny yellow and then the burnished orange followed, only reaching halfway down the petal. As I looked through my lens, I became curious as to what was beyond those petals. So, I adjusted my focal point, and though I lost the petals, I gained a lovely new perspective. Maybe such simple adjustments in life have as much to be gained.

points of interest

Bristly, thick, branching stems with ovate, hairy basal leaves, bear daisy-like flowerheads in mixes of yellow, mahogany, bronze, and gold. Flower centers are deep purple brown. They bloom from summer to early autumn and often grown as an annual. Grow in a border, or naturalize in a meadow or wild garden. Good cut flower.

general care

Direct sow in spring or plant starts in moderately fertile, preferably heavy, moist well-drained soil in full or partial sun. Allow to self-seed.

friday’s flower fact

Gloriosa Daisy is a variation of Black-Eyed Susan, a traditional symbol for Justice.

Common Names | Gloriosa Daisy
Botanical Name | Rudbeckia hirta
Family | Asteraceae
Type | Biennial
Origin | Central United States
Zone | 3-7
Flower Height | 36”
Flower Diameter | 6”

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My Wild Flower Garden

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Varying perspectives of Wednesday’s Flower from bud to full bloom

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