Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm

Black Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia Goldsturm blooms in mid-to-late summer with an eye-catching display of golden flowers. Black Eyed Susan is very attractive to butterflies and the seed heads provide winter food for seed-eating songbirds as well. Reliable and tough, Rudbeckia tolerates both drought and clay plus easy to maintain.
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Good for Containers
Good for Cut Flowers
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size 18-24" tall , 24" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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SKUHC016205

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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1999 Perennial Plant of the Year 18-24" tall x 24" wide (seed propagated). Rudbeckia fulgida "Goldsturm" (Black Eyed Susan) continues to increase in popularity because gardeners find it irresistible when they see a big plant in flower. This is a long-blooming cultivar, with lots of golden black-eyed daisies forming a tidy dome of color for many weeks in late summer. Most Rudbeckias are biennial but "Goldsturm" is a true perennial variety, getting bigger and better each year. Everblooming. No deadheading needed but flowers can be harvested for reblooming. Cut back in late fall or wait until mid-spring.

Flat of 18 plants will cover 36 square feet when planted together

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SKU
HC016205
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Black Eyed Susan
Botanical Name
Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Yellow
Height
24 inches
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Mature Spread
24" wide
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Easy to Grow, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good for Containers, Good for Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance
Awards
Perennial Plant of the Year
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Native To
North America
Planting Guides
Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan) - a genus of North American wildflowers known for their showy yellow coneflowers. Most species are perennial, but Rudbeckia. hirta and all the showy cultivars are biennial, growing only leaves and stems the first season and blooming the following year.

Preferred growing conditions
  • Plant in most soil types including clay. Rudbeckia prefers to be planted in a full to partial sun locations.
  • Mulch with common mulching materials except of moisture climates where plants should remain un-mulched.
  • Irrigate regularly the first growing season to establish the plants. Black Eyed Susan likes dry to moderately moist soil conditions and should be given weekly supplemental irrigation in arid Western climates. Rainfall is generally sufficient in moister eastern climates.
  • Deadheading will help to keep the plants blooming longer into the late summer. But leave the last flush of flowers on the plants to set seeds
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.
  • Special comments
  • Seeds are enjoyed by seed eating songbirds. Plants with seed heads should be left standing over the winter months. Cut back hard in early to mid-spring. Biennial Rudbeckia hirta should be selectively cut back to remove dead foliage in mid-spring to prepare the plants for flowering later in summer.
  • Rudbeckia generally don't need to be divided.

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