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Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' (Black-eyed Susan)

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'

Black-eyed Susan

Bold texture and upright habit. Bright gold petals with a deep brown cone highlight the garden in late summer. Each flower may last up to two weeks! Disease and pest resistant perennial awarded 1999 PPA plant of the year. Wonderful and long lasting cut flower. Provides seeds in the winter for birds and nectar for butterflies. Beautiful and versatile, outstanding in mass plantings as a border perennial, meadow and prairie gardens as well as a noninvasive groundcover.

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Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' LP50 - 50 per flat $54.00
Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' - 72 per flat $41.76
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Height

2-3 Feet

Spread

18-24 Inches

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Golden Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-7

Black-eyed Susan Interesting Notes

Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm' has been selected by the Perennial Plant Association as the 1999 Perennial Plant of the Year. Acclaimed internationally as one of the most popular perennials for the past fifty years, its bright golden-yellow flowers shine in gardens worldwide. In 1937 Heinrich Hagemann observed a glorious stand of Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii at Gebrueder Schuetz's nursery in the Czech Republic. Recognizing the superiority over other commonly-grown Rudbeckia species, Hagemann convinced his employer Karl Foerster of Potsdam, Germany to propagate his discovery. World War II interfered with the planned debut of the plant and it was not until 1949 that the triumphant success of Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii renamed 'Goldsturm' began. 'Goldsturm' translates to English as "gold storm." Heinrich Hagemann, although retired, maintains an active interest in his company, the world-renowned Hagemann Staudenkulturen. A member of the Asteraceae (Compositae) family, orange coneflower or black-eyed Susan has a native range from New Jersey west to Illinois. 'Goldsturm' orange coneflower is significant in its compact habit and 1-2-inch golden-yellow petals which encircle a nearly black cone of disk flowers. The leaves are coarse, dark green lanceolate to ovate, 3-6 inches long; stem leaves are smaller, almost bract-like. The "gold storm" blankets the tops of 18-30-inch tall plants from mid-July to October. Plant width is 24 inches. Perennial Plant Association

 

Easily grown in average, dry to medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates hot and humid summers and some drought. Tolerates light shade, but best in full sun. Deadhead to prolong bloom. Divide when clumps become overcrowded. This coneflower cultivar is an upright, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennial which typically grows 2-3' tall. Features large, daisy-like flowers (3-4" across) with deep yellow rays and dark brownish-black center disks. Flowers appear singly on stiff, branching stems in a prolific, long-lasting, mid-summer-to-fall bloom. Oblong to lanceolate, dark green foliage. Good fresh cut flower. Kemper Center for Home Gardening

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Rudbeckia Goldsturm can be found blooming in moist meadows from Michigan and Illinois all the way to West Virginia. This perennial is adaptable to a wide variety of soil conditions in full to partial sun. Somewhat drought tolerant once established. Deadhead to prolong blooming season.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Butterflies
Butterflies
Songbirds
Songbirds
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Average
Average
Dry
Dry
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Groundcover
Groundcover
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Seed cultivar
Attributes
Dry Sun
Meadow
Native to US
Mass Planting