If you like something a little different, take a look at this green-eyed beauty.
Like other Rudbeckia Irish Eyes is a daisy with yellow-orange petals and a cone-shaped center, but unlike most of them this flower has a green center. It is a striking compliment to other flowers in your garden.
Irish grows between 2-3’ tall and needs full sun. It is drought-tolerant as long as you water it occasionally.
The 4-5” flowers come out from late spring through mid-fall with fragrant blossoms that attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
They are hardy through zone 5 but may not survive an exceptionally harsh winter. They make up for it by self-seeding.
If you need a long-blooming plant, this may be the one for you.