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Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' - Black-eyed Susan
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Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivanti '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.

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 var. sullivanti 'Goldsturm'

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Growth Habit
Spreading
Fast Growing
Height
24-36 Inches
Attributes
Edging
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Naturalizing
Container
Cut Flower
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