|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.