Black-eyed Susan 'Goldsturm'

Rudbeckia fulgida var sullivantii 'Goldsturm' | Also known as: Coneflower 'Goldsturm' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

What makes Rudbeckia fulgida var sullivantii, or Black-eyed Susan, so popular is not just its low maintenance and cheery appearance, it’s also the fact that its clumping nature and fast growth means it takes little time to see a blanket of gold in your garden. The sight is quite magnificent, with its tall, mid-green stems blooming in summer with sun-flower-like blossoms. It thrives in moist to well-drained soil, and is an aggressive spreader, so it’s ideally suited as groundcover for large informal gardens, or on slopes and embankments

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.5 - 1
Spread [m]
  • 0.35 - 0.65
Dominant flower colour
  • Yellow
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • division
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-9
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Wild flowers
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Tough survivors
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Cottage garden
  • Coastal
  • City
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Meadows
  • Prairies
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Cut flowers
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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What makes Rudbeckia fulgida var sullivantii, or Black-eyed Susan, so popular is not just its low maintenance and cheery appearance, it’s also the fact that its clumping nature and fast growth means it takes little time to see a blanket of gold in your garden. The sight is quite magnificent, with its tall, mid-green stems blooming in summer with sun-flower-like blossoms. It thrives in moist to well-drained soil, and is an aggressive spreader, so it’s ideally suited as groundcover for large informal gardens, or on slopes and embankments