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Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Little Goldstar' (orange coneflower)

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Technical sheet - Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Little Goldstar' PP22397

orange coneflower or black-eyed Susan

This knee-high performer is a knockout in the landscape! Selected for copious floral display and dwarf habit with increased manageability, this variety has excellent branching and forms a tidy, compact clump. A bit more floriferous than 'Goldsturm', flowers are held high above rich green foliage and bloom from July into October.

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12-16 Inches


12-24 Inches


12-18 Inches

Bloom Color


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

orange coneflower Interesting Notes

Black-eyed Susans need little introduction, for whether lining the roadside or the garden path, they are some of our most cherished and recognizable wildflowers. They offer an award-winning combination of bold, eye-catching flowers and an easy disposition that has made the genus popular here and abroad. These are true meadow and prairie plants that are perfectly at ease with ornamental grasses, blazing stars, and coneflowers, among others, and they have helped to popularize a new trend in gardening based on a prairie aesthetic, characterized by bold sweeps of grasses intermixed with colorful drifts of late-blooming perennials. They are good nectar plants visited by a host of butterflies and other insects, and when in bloom look as if draped in a quilt of chocolate and gold. - From The New England Wild Flower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wild Flowers by William Cullina

Distinguishing features of 'Little Goldstar' include a dwarf habit, narrow leaves, healthy green basal foliage during flowering and a vigorous, floriferous display of blooms that last into fall. Vernalization is not required to bloom; however, it is recommended to produce the highest quality finished product.

Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Little Goldstar' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Adaptable to a wide variety of soil conditions in full to partial sun. Tolerates hot, humid summers and some drought. Deadhead to prolong blooming season. Disease and pest resistant.

Good Substitutions

Deam's coneflower Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii
orange coneflower Rudbeckia 'American Gold Rush'
orange coneflower Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida
orange coneflower Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Clay Tolerance
Native to North America
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Propagation Type
Tissue culture