Goldsturm Black-Eyed Susan
Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'
|Description||A colorful, fuss-free border plant and excellent choice for cut flowers. Bright, daisy-like, golden yellow flowers with black centers cover the dark green foliage. Tolerates heat, humidity, and clay soil. Honored as the 1999 Perennial Plant of the Year. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Late Summer into Fall|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 24 to 26 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Design Ideas||With its long season of bloom, this is a real star of the sunny border. Keep it well within cutting reach for indoor arrangements.|
|Companion Plants||Bluebeard (Caryopteris); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Coneflower (Echinacea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9
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