Be it clear golden, chocolate brown or shades of russet – these ‘fancy’ rudbeckia add spice and flare to the garden. These are Rudbeckia hirta, or fancy rudbeckia as I call them. Unlike regular rudbeckia they are a short lived perennial, with cultivars like Prairie Sun, Toto Rustic and Cappuccino as above that offer a range of colours. I plant these here and there through the perennial beds for fantastic blooms! Read more about regular rudbeckia by clicking here.