In celebrating their 40th Anniversary, The Olde Ripton Garden Club of Shelton has encouraged residents and businesses to grow the City Flower in their gardens around town this summer. 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. It is a favorite of bees, butterflies and all pollinators.
Over 400 City Flower plants were sold in the community this spring to area residents by the Olde Ripton Garden Club.