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Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm

Goldsturm This Black-eyed Susan is one of the Worlds most popular, very easy to grow plants. (Rudbeckia fulgida)

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Plant - 3" pot

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Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 24-30" tall, 18-24" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Mid summer to early fall
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Yellow Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm, Rudbeckia fulgida, Black Eyed Susan
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Details
SKU 146PER
Common Name Black Eyed Susan
Botanical Name Rudbeckia fulgida
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 24-30" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid summer to early fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Season Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Native, Extended Blooms
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada No
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Description
This is at or near the top of every experts list of the best perennials of all. Developed in Germany, this is a hybrid of one of our native wildflowers, the Black-eyed Susan, and its one of the most useful perennials ever introduced.

As you may know, the common roadside Black-eyed Susan is named Rudbeckia hirta, and its a biennial. (We have the seed in our Wildflower Seed Section, and its a mainstay of wildflower mixtures. But its not dependably perennial.)

This is what prompted interest in the hardiest perennial species in the Rudbeckia group. (They look exactly alike) The tough native perennial Black Eyed Susan is R. fulgida, so this is the one a German hybridizer used to create the now-famous Goldsturm strain. (In German, Goldsturm means, literally, Gold Storm.)

Today, these tough, hardy, heavy-flowering plants light up our landscapes everywhere from backyard gardens to flower borders at gas stations and malls. This fantastic plant spreads slowly, is easy to divide when it grows large, and never fails with weeks and weeks of wonderful golden blooms. This is a classic perennial that every garden must have.

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4.2

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable growth (8)
  • Low maintenance (7)
  • Pest resistant (7)
  • Vivid colors (7)
  • Long bloom time (6)

Cons

  • Slow growth (3)

Best Uses

  • Erosion control (5)
  • Garden (4)
  • Border control (3)
  • Raised beds (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (8), Casual hobbyist (4), Getting started (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Hardy Black Eyed Susan-Great Plant!

Wonderful plant! Arrived in 4" pot with plenty of roots and ready to plant. Survived roughest winter in 10 years and thriving in low maintenaince garden!

Wonderful plant! Arrived in 4" pot with plenty of roots and ready to plant. Survived roughest winter in 10 years and thriving in low maintenaince garden!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

black eyed susan

planted in my garden and they did not grow or produce flowers

planted in my garden and they did not grow or produce flowers

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5.0

I would buy this againa and again,beautiful

By 

from Girard,Ohio 44420

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • NO Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Outdoors

Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm:

Love this product very much.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
5.0

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

By 

from Boston, MA

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Absolutely Recommend
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm:

    Black-Eyed Sussies are easy to grow and beautiful. Show stopping flowers are the focus point of my garden. Love them.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    2.0

    Blakc Eyed Susan

    By 

    from Huron, SD

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Colors Not As Expected
      • Slow Growth

      Best Uses

      • Border Control
      • Erosion Control

      Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm:

      Had to order replacement, the replacement did better than the orgianl plants, still strugging, no flowers as of yet...lots of green leaves so hopefully next year.

       
      5.0

      wonderful products

      By 

      from GA

      About Me Getting Started

      Pros

      • Reliable Growth

      Cons

      • Susceptible to Pests

      Best Uses

      • Border Control

      Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm:

      I spread it all in different places but if I had to choose over I wish I had done it all in one area so that was a mistakes. so happy to see them doing so well and deers are not bother them either.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Vefy Healthy Plants

      By 

      from The Villages, Fl.

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      Pros

      • Fragrant
      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Raised Beds

        Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm:

        We were unable to find good healthy Black Eyed Susan plants in our area and found online at American Meadows the Black Eyed Susan plants that we wanted to add to our raised flower beds. We really enjoyed the full blooms and bright color of the flowering plants.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great plants at a great price

        By 

        from Mobile, AL

        About Me Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

        Pros

        • Low Maintenance
        • Pest Resistant
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm:

            I ordered 3 of these, they all came packaged well and not damaged. They have grown well and put on a vivid long last bloom period.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Delightful!

            By 

            from Deer lodge, MT

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            Pros

            • Long Bloom Time
            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant
            • Reliable Growth
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Edge Of Bed To Show Off

              Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm:

              As I was ill this year, my MT zone 4 high elevation garden got no extra watering; this beauty came through with flying colors in this, its first year.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful plant

              By 

              from Denver

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Large Bulb Size
              • Long Bloom Time
              • Low Maintenance
              • Pest Resistant
              • Reliable Growth
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

              • Requires Gardening Experience

              Best Uses

              • Large Areas
              • Raised Beds

              Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm:

              Love these flowers, will be buying more

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              One of my old favorites

              By 

              from Hope Id

              About Me Casual Hobbyist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Long Bloom Time
              • Low Maintenance
              • Pest Resistant
              • Reliable Growth
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

              • Slow Growth

              Best Uses

              • Border Control
              • Cut Flowers
              • Erosion Control
              • Large Areas
              • Raised Beds

              Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm:

              This is one of my favorite flowers and my new house didn't have any. I planted it in the spring and we had a very hot and dry summer. It did well in spite of the heat and it's going to light up my garden for years to come.

               
              2.0

              Only 1 of 6 plants grew in hot summer

              By 

              from Douglassville, PA

              About Me Casual Hobbyist

              Pros

              • Pretty when bloom

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Erosion Control

                Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm:

                Will not do well in very hot dry summer when planting young plants

                 
                3.0

                ok for first year

                By 

                from charlotte, nc

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Pros

                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                • Just a few flowers
                • Short Bloom Time
                • Slow Growth

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm:

                  plants looked healthy enough - not very tall and just a few flowers - looking forward to 2nd year.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Low maintenance beauty

                  By 

                  from brookville,pa

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                  Pros

                  • Fragrant
                  • Long Bloom Time
                  • Low Maintenance
                  • Pest Resistant
                  • Reliable Growth
                  • Vivid Colors

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Erosion Control

                    Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm:

                    Grew super fast, strong and healthy

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Star from summer to fall

                    By 

                    from brookville, pa

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                    Pros

                    • Long Bloom Time
                    • Low Maintenance
                    • Pest Resistant
                    • Reliable Growth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Erosion Control

                      Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm:

                      Planted with coneflowers and catmint. Yellow and purple are amazing. Bloomed a month after planting. Grew so fast I could almost watch!

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      black eyed susan

                      By 

                      from berkeley, ca

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Instructions

                      Cons

                      • Did not flower at all

                      Best Uses

                      • Garden

                      Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm:

                      planted in my garden and they did not grow or produce flowers

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Hardy Black Eyed Susan-Great Plant!

                      By 

                      from Clive, IA

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive
                      • Drought tolerant
                      • Hardy
                      • Healthy
                      • Low Maintenaince
                      • Native prairie plant

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Garden
                        • Restoring Prairie ground

                        Comments about American Meadows Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm:

                        Wonderful plant! Arrived in 4" pot with plenty of roots and ready to plant. Survived roughest winter in 10 years and thriving in low maintenaince garden!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

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