So, what the fuck is this and how did it get in my garden? Was there a mix-up in the black-eyed susan seed packing plant?
Is there still hope for some black-eyed susans later in the summer?
Will this turn out to be cool, so I don’t have to dig it all up?
Edited to add: Mike Byrd on Twitter has convinced me that these are Shasta Daisies. He says it’s strange that they’re on the verge of blooming so early, but that’s what they are. And I believe him. Here’s what’s weird, though. These are grown from seeds that came out of a Rudbeckia packet. They have popped up exactly where I planted the Rudbeckia and, as you know, if you follow this blog, I had been assuming they were Rudbeckia.
I planted both r. golsturm and r. hirta, so I have hope that I may still get some black-eyed susans in July, when they bloom.
But still, it’s weird. I wonder how often mix-ups like that happen.