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American Gold Rush Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia x fulgida 'American Gold Rush' PP #28,498

Pronunciation: rud-BEK-ee-uh
SKU #43873
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description At last, a hybrid Black-Eyed Susan that thrives in wet, humid climates! This multiple-award-winning perennial features slender, fuzzy, disease-resistant leaves on 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.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Late Summer into Fall
Mature Size Quickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Design Ideas Plant 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.
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Coneflower (Echinacea); Avens (Geum); Switch Grass (Panicum); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Sedum (Sedum)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore Of 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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