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Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' - Black-eyed Susan
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Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'

Black-eyed Susan

The bright gold daisy-like petals of 'Goldsturm' rudbeckia have a distinct brown cone that highlight any summer garden from July into September. In the wild, black-eyed Susan inhabits grasslands and prairies, so it grows best in sites with rich soil and full sun. Black-eyed Susan looks best when massed in mixed borders with other sun-loving perennials and ornamental grasses. Attracts butterflies and bees and the dry, black, button-like seedheads of this plant may be left uncut to provide winter interest and seed for small birds.

Additional:

1999 Perennial Plant of the Year.

Host plant for the following butterflies (nectar)-- American Snout, Great Spangled Fritillary, Hayhurst’s Scallopwing, Orange Sulphur, Pearl Crescent, Sachem, Silvery Checkerspot, Silver-Spotted Skipper, Spring and Summer Azure, Variegated Fritillary

Black-eyed Susan Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates hot and humid summers and some drought.

Height:

24-36 Inches

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Spread:

18-24 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Attributes
Focal Point
Border or Bed
Mass Planting
Container
Native
Cut Flower
Naturalizing
Edging
Specimen
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