This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
I. H. Slocombe, New Haven, writes : " I have sent by mail two flowers of Rudbeckia hirta, as found growing wild. This is the second season it has produced such flowers as sent. I have never seen anything like it, and am going to cultivate it".
[The ray flowers are tubular instead of strap-shaped. The ox-eye daisy has been found that way, and the Gaillardia has several pretty varieties of the same character. It is the first notice we know of in Rudbeckia. It will make a pretty border plant. - Ed. G. M].