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Rudbeckia Purpurea

Rudbeckia Purpurea or Purple Rudbeckia
Rudbeckia Purpurea or Purple Rudbeckia is plant from family Syngenesia Polygamia Frustranea.

This species differs from the other plants of the genus, in the colour of its outermost petals, which are long, narrow, purple, and pendulous, and not unaptly resemble small pieces of red tape. 

A native of the warm climates Carolina and Virginia, it succeeds very well with us in an open border: but it will always be prudent to shelter two or three plants under a common hot-bed frame in winter, to preserve the kind, because in very severe winters, those in the open air are sometimes killed. 

In proper climate usually flowers in July. As it rarely ripens its seeds in regular garden, the only mode of propagating it, is by parting the roots; but in that way the plant does not admit of much increase.

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