are a mystery no more!
My friend Bee solved the mystery today! She sent me a comment saying that her daughter Emily, who works at our favorite Longwood Gardens and is studying all things horticultural, says that it is Rudbeckia laciniata hortensia.
We have a winner, ladies!
The same friend who shared these with me from her garden, gave some to Bee's family as well. I love friends who share!
A friend who was one of my flower girls at my wedding nearly 24 years ago shared a link yesterday to what I thought might be the one - you can see it here.
It is so good to have the mystery solved. Rudbeckia "Golden Glow." That is a very fitting name for it! Some of it fell over in the rain we had two nights ago...I need to tie it up today, thankfully it is by the deck.
Thanks Emily for solving the "Great Flower Mystery!"