Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' (Black Eyed Susan) 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 and is easy to maintain.
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
HC016205 HC014256 (Plant - 5" Deep Pot) - Out of stock. HC015761 (Tray of 18) - Out of stock.
Black Eyed Susan
Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Rabbit Resistant
Perennial Plant of the Year
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
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.
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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