The rudbeckia is a lovely colour, and I am sorry I don’t know what it is – I usually grow one variety of annual rudbeckia each year. The colours have not been altered or “photoshopped” in any way.
Although the flowers are nice – the leaves are very rough and ugly on this variety, and yes – it is very autumnal.
Edit 16th September 2008
I have found the seed packet!
This variety is Rudbeckia Cherokee Sunset
It is a half hardy annual, although in some catalogs it is described as a short lived perennial.