Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' Description
Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia fulgida) are a popular sun perennial for the garden that bring a glowing color late in the season when color is needed the most.
Tough, rugged green foliage, & sturdy stems give way to hundreds of cheery, black-eyed, golden-yellow daisies that persist for weeks beginning in mid-summer and lasting well into early fall.
Black eyed susans are extremely drought tolerant & long blooming, thus making them superb companions to fragrant coneflowers, long-blooming KnockOut roses, & drought-proof sedums!
Long-lived black-eyed Susans should be planted in well drained soil in full sun to part shade.
Once established, they welcome the summer heat with grace, looking perky at 24 inches tall. One of the most popular perennials for the perennial garden, rudbeckia is a perennial garden classic that pairs well with ornamental grasses, perovskia (Russian sage) and other late flowering summer perennials.
Special features: Attracts butterflies, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Fast growing, Heat tolerant, Long blooming, Winter interest
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Soil: Average, dry to medium, well-drained soil
Light: Tolerates light shade, but best in full sun.
Water: Water regularly until established. Tolerates hot and humid summers and some drought.
Spacing: 1 - 2 ft.
Fertilizing: Go easy on the fertilizer. Too much will result in weak stems and plants. A side dressing of compost should be all they'll need.
Winterizing: You can let the last flowers of the season remain on the plants to go to seed and feed the birds.
Maintenance & pruning: Deadhead to prolong bloom. Divide when clumps become overcrowded. Rudbeckias don't generally die out in the center and don't require frequent division
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