‘Goldsturm’ Black-Eyed Susan

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Rudbeckia fulgida v. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 7b
‘Goldsturm’ black-eyed Susan, former Perennial Plant of the Year, has been one of the most popular perennials for the last half-century. It has a compact habit and a "gold storm" of 1- to 2-inch, golden yellow flowers blanketing the tops of 18- to 30-inch-tall plants. The aster-type flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds from July to October, and birds love the seeds. A must-have for perennial borders, meadows, and prairie gardens.
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Growth Size:   Medium Plant - 18 to 30 inches tall, 18 to 18 inches wide
Growth Habit:   Upright
Features:   North American Native
Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant
Attracts:   Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Birds, Bees
Garden Ideas:   
Perennial, Cottage, Cutting
Flower features:    Showy Flowers, Good for Cut Flowers
Bright, daisy-like, golden yellow flowers with black centers that bloom in summer through fall
Foliage type and color:    Herbaceous, Dark Green
Landscape Uses:    Beds, Grouping, Rock Garden, Erosion Control, Woodland edge
, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Ground Cover
‘Goldsturm’ Black-Eyed Susan is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Plant - 18 to 30 inches tall, 18 to 18 inches wide
Growth Rate:   Fast
Spacing:   2-3 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering:   Wet to Dry   Average
Soil Types:   Adaptable to pH   Tolerates dry soil   Well-drained
General Plant Care:    Care for your perennials and annuals includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Perennials and annuals often look best planted in groups of five or more plants - if you are planting multiple plants, you may want to prepare the planting area and dig all your holes at one time to plan placement. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Fertilize in spring when new growth appears, and once more before flowering with a general purpose or slow-release fertilizer.
General Pruning suggestions:    Pinch off the tips of stems early in the growing season for a fuller, bushier plant. You may wish to deadhead (cut off) old flowers to encourage new flowers to form. At the end of the growing season, perennials may be cut back to the ground for a tidier appearance.
Bloom Tips:    Remove flower stalks after blooms have faded
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 7b

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