Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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Description‘Goldsturm' Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia) is a popular perennial for bringing glowing color late in the season, just when it's needed the most! Gold, ray-like petals surround a prominent black center cone. Hundreds of cheerful flowers bloom late summer and float high above dark green foliage.
Once established, they welcome the summer heat with grace. They're extremely drought tolerant and long-blooming, thus making them superb companions to fragrant coneflowers and drought-proof sedums!DetailsBotanical name:Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm' Common name: Black-eyed Susan Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 24" X 18" Flower color: Golden yellow Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Late summer through fall Bloom time: Summer, fall Features: Rabbit resistant, native, low flammability, heat tolerant, drought tolerant, deer resistant, container plants, cold tolerant, best sellers, best for beginners
cottage gardening, foundation planting, massing, naturalizing, specimenHow To GrowSoil: Average, dry to medium, well-draining soil Light: Tolerates light shade, but best in full sun. Water: Water regularly until established. Once established, it does tolerate mild 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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The flowers came quickly and the way they packed them was quite ingenious! They are growly nicely in my garden now. I’ll be buying more in the future.
Thank you, it's doing great 👍
well packed and look great
The box-package arrived in very good condition and the plants looked great. No dirt had spilled out in transit. At first I struggled with removing the protective plastic wrap and damaged one of the plants, but an email to Great Gardens tipped me off to a video that helped a great deal. (FWIW -- You should include that link in the package literature.) The plants have been in the ground about 2 weeks now and are thriving.
J.R.H. (Rhode Island)
Nice plants but bunnies ate them first night. Must be protected.
I received my plants a few weeks ago. They were packaged very sturdily almost to the point where I almost tore the plants up trying to get them out of their packaging. Other than that, the plants are growing nicely so far.