Goldsturm Black-Eyed Susan

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Some flowers are so foolproof that every garden should have them. Goldsturm Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm') is one of those perennials. They'll visit the wide sunburst blooms with their prominent dark centers over and over again. Each flower lasts up to two weeks on the plant.

You'll love the high performance and durability of these improved native American wildflowers! They're sure to bring a smile to your face with their cheerful disposition. Use them as an excellent cut flower indoors - They'll last for weeks in the vase!

This garden classic features a beautifully strong texture. You'll relish the mounds of yellow flowers with deep-brown centers that dazzle in the summer heat and all the way through fall. Goldsturm is one of the most popular garden plants and was even named the P.P.A. Plant of the Year. Butterflies and honeybees certainly love them!

With showy yellow-orange blooms, cold-hardy Goldsturm Black-Eyed Susan is a star performer in gardens all across the country. Unbothered by drought or insects, these flowers return with more force year after year. In fall, leave the dried perennial blooms standing, so songbirds can enjoy the seeds in the black cones. The wide, flat dried blooms catch and sculpt light snowfall for welcome winter interest.

Planting and Application:

Black-Eyed Susan grows wild in the wide open spaces of the American prairies, but they perform well in small space gardens, too. Tuck a few into matching outdoor containers as an easy late-summer to autumn decoration for your sun-soaked balcony or deck.

If you have the space, create a joyous mass planting to cover the ground and fill ugly bare areas with vibrant color. Plant 18 inches apart, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Mass them in a large, colorful group to generate lots of "Oohs!" and "Aahs!" from garden visitors. Partner them with Ornamental Grasses, Coneflower, and Liatris.

Line your front walkway with a narrow new planting bed. Rely on them in your perennial borders as a mainstay. Create a mulched island bed in your lawn for a Cottage Garden or Butterfly Garden. You'll want to study all of our cultivated wildflowers, but be sure to include Goldsturm front and center!

Add a matching set of three Goldsturm plants on either side of your front door. Go big and bold with this cheery cultivar!

Commercial property owners should consider recreating a natural meadow with wide, mowed paths for walking clubs. You'll support the fitness needs of employees, and generate a lot of interest from the community at the same time.

  • Happy Golden-Yellow Color
  • Cheery Form & Blooms for Months
  • Dark-Green, Rough-Textured Foliage
  • One of the Very Best for Pollinators & Songbirds
  • Great in Massed Plantings, Excellent Cut Flower, Containers & Sunny Beds & Borders
  • Award-Winning Selection of Native Plant

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant in full sun for the best flowering. They need at least six hours of sun a day. Well-drained soil is important, as well. Elevate them in a raised bed, or grow them in containers if you see puddles that remain a long time after a rainfall.

Pay close attention to watering the first season. Container-grown plants will need a medium amount of water their whole life. In-ground plants will become drought-tolerant after the first season. We do recommend that you protect your investment in extended drought by applying supplemental water as needed. These perennials appreciate 3-4 inches of arborist mulch over the root system to further protect your plants.

Leave the perennial tops up overwinter for protection and visual interest. Birds peck at the seeds, too. You can also deadhead the spent flowers if reseeding is an issue. Prune them down in early spring to an inch or two from the ground. Add flowering plant fertilizer or a top-dressing of compost at that time, if desired. Divide clumps once they get too wide. You'll expand your planting, and keep your plants vigorous and in tip-top shape.

If you have deer in your area, we encourage the regular use of deer repellent spray. Use the day you plant, and reapply according to the label directions.

  • Incredibly Hardy
  • Widely Adaptable
  • Rugged & Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Prune Spring Or Fall
  • Valuable Perennial Comes Back Year After Year
  • Deer Don't Prefer the Taste

You'll adore the optimistic good looks of Goldsturm Black-Eyed Susan! Use plenty of these powerhouse perennial plants in your low-maintenance landscape. Order Goldsturm Black-Eyed Susan from the expert growers at Nature Hills today!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Goldsturm Black-Eyed Susan Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate Then Low Once Established
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring