American Gold Rush Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia 'American Gold Rush' PP #28,498

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43873
At last, a hybrid Black-Eyed Susan that thrives in wet, humid climates! Slender, fuzzy, disease-resistant leaves cover a compact, rounded form, with masses of classic gold and black blooms providing color right up until frost. A must for sunny perennial borders and cutting gardens. An herbaceous perennial.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationrud-BEK-ee-uh
LoreOf the great prairie wildflowers of North America, the black-eyed Susans are the first to become domesticated garden flowers. The genus was classified by Linnaeus who chose to name it in honor of his mentor and friend Olof Rudbeck, 1660-1740. There are over 30 species native to America and this species is found in moist meadows of Michigan south to Missouri and est Virginia. The species was classified by English botanist William Aiton, 1731-1793. 'Goldstrum' is an old German seed strain that has proven far better under cultivation although it is hotly debated whether there is a differentiation between R. f. var. sullivantii and Goldstrum.
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 24 to 26 in. tall, 36 to 40 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Summer into Fall
Design IdeasPlant this cousin of the classic black-eyed Susan to provide tremendous garden color from July to frost, when many earlier blooming perennials are fading. A real star of the sunny border, keep within cutting reach for indoor arrangements.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Improved Disease Resistance, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Wet Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Thrives in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

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