Goldblitz Black-Eyed Susan

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Goldblitz Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldblitz') is an early-flowering burst of sable and gold that arrives on the garden scene a full 3 weeks earlier than other Rudbeckias! Goldblitz is smaller and has shiny green leaves instead of the scratchy coarse foliage common among other Black-Eyed Susan.

Goldblitz forms tidy neat mounds of pointed green foliage and waves of cheerful blossoms that attract Bees, Butterflies, and Hummingbirds, plus birds and beneficial insects! Black-Eyed Susans have pompom spikey balls of seeds in the fall that songbirds like Goldfinches. If the birds don't eat them, you'll have fall and winter interest peeking out in the snow.

Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 9, these plants grow 18-24 inches in height when in bloom, and 15-18 inches wide. Want more of a reason to fill your landscape with Rudbeckia? These hardy plants are Deer and Rabbit resistant, drought-tolerant, water and driving rain-resistant, heat and frost-tolerant, and very low maintenance!

Planting and Application:

Cheerful gold blooms, Goldblitz is a must-have for cut flower gardens and bouquets, pollinator and wildlife borders, and hummingbird gardens! Add these gorgeous mid to late-season blooming accents cheerful Perennial garden plants and gorgeous xeric little Rock Garden beauties! A wide range of beneficial insects adore these blooms!

Goldblitz Black-Eyed Susans are fantastic for full sun gardens and en masse in the trickiest locations around your landscape! Even sunny pools and barbecue pits gain vivid lasting color in pots and planters! Add informal color to whiskey barrels on relaxed front porches, decorate mailbox plantings, and spruce up the mixed perennial border gardens!

  • Bright Gold Petals & Brown Centers
  • Glossy Pointed Green Foliage Mounds
  • Long-Lasting Blooms But Earlier Than Other Rudbeckia
  • Pollinators, Birds & Great Cut Flowers!
  • Xeric Accents, Rock Gardens, Specimens, Bird-Friendly Winter Interest

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Black–Eyed Susans are easy to care for and they prefer full sun and well-drained soil. Plant these Perennials in enriched soil and we do recommend that you protect your investment in extended drought by applying supplemental water as needed. Elevate them in a raised bed, or grow them in containers if you see puddles that remain a long time after a rainfall. Mulch over the root system to further protect your plants year-round. Deadhead blooms early in the season to encourage new blooms, but leave late summer blooms for bird food and winter interest. Divide clumps once they get too wide. You'll expand your planting, and keep your plants vigorous and in tip-top shape.

  • Full Sun For The Most Blooms
  • Moderate Moisture Needs & Low Once Established
  • Needs Very Well-Drained Soil
  • Deadhead For More Blooms & Prune Mounds In Late Winter
  • Xeric & Fire-Wise Plants

Goldblitz Black-Eyed Susan is a gorgeous earlier-blooming Rudbeckia that is a breeze to grow! Order these bold blooms today from Nature Hills Nursery!

Buying Options for Plants

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Goldblitz 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 'Goldblitz'
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 15 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No