The Olde Ripton Garden Club of Shelton is celebrating its 40th Anniversary of continued service to the Shelton community this year with the theme “Growing Together”. The Shelton Board of Alderman designated the Orange Coneflower the City Flower of Shelton to commemorate the anniversary. The Club is encouraging residents and businesses to grow this flower in their gardens around the City this coming spring.
Rudbeckia Fulgida “Goldsturm’ is a large, daisy-like flower named for it orange tinged petals in keeping with Shelton School’s colors. It is easy to grow and can be grown in containers or naturalized in meadows and planted freely around homes.
The Orange Coneflower is a native plant that will grow readily in our area and it is a perennial assuring that it will return to our gardens year after year. It is attractive to birds, bees and many pollinators that are needed for our gardens to thrive; it blooms from midsummer through the fall; and provides a long season of color.