Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm

Black Eyed Susan

 

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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.

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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to grow
Good for Cut Flowers
Good for Containers
Native
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Average
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bloom Time Summer
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SKU 82925XX
Award: Perennial Plant of the Year

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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.
Associated SKUs
82925XX
82925 (Plant - 5" deep pot)
82925F (Plant - Flat of 18)
Common Name Black Eyed Susan
Botanical Name Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Mature Height 18-24" tall
Mature Spread 24" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy 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 Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow, Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Containers, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Low Maintenance
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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.

  • View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm:

    A star in my late summer garden

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    I was really hoping that this plant would fill into a beautiful plant, sadly it did not make it very long.

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm:

      This plant gets commented on almost daily. My house is right by the community mail box, and the neighbors stop to tell me how pretty the Black Eyed Susans are every time I'm working in the yard. I've had multiple people ask where I got them, or if I will save them seeds this year. The plant pictured is about a year old. It has been bloom over a month now, and I've only dead-headed it once. I have pretty heavy clay soil, which I rototilled horse manure into before I planted the garden. It is heavily mulched with wood chips, and only gets watered about once a week if it is lucky.

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        As soon as the plant arrived and was planted, Mother Nature threw everything in her arsenal at this plant. It survived. It bloomed.A great plant for our desert garden. We love the happy yellow flowers this Rudbeckia gave all summer and into fall.

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          I planted this in my flower bed and didn't think it would grow much the first year. I was wrong! It grew and I had lots of blooms. The goldfinches loved it!

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          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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