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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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Details:

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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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
Estimated 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
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Acidic Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms, Easy to Grow
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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Reviews

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American MeadowsBlack Eyed Susan Goldsturm
 
4.1

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

69%

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)
  • Border control (3)
  • Raised beds (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (7), Casual hobbyist (4), Getting started (3)

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

Reviewed by 13 customers

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2.0

Blakc Eyed Susan

By Snowbunny

from Huron, SD

About Me Casual Hobbyist

Verified Reviewer

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 Val

    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.

     
    5.0

    Vefy Healthy Plants

    By Backyard flower grower

    from The Villages, Fl.

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    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.

       
      5.0

      Great plants at a great price

      By Dennis

      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.

           
          5.0

          Delightful!

          By kim

          from Deer lodge, MT

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          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.

             
            5.0

            Beautiful plant

            By Kelly

            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

             
            5.0

            One of my old favorites

            By flower lover

            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 Steve

            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 jack

              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.

                 
                5.0

                Low maintenance beauty

                By wenreyn

                from brookville,pa

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Reviewer

                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

                   
                  5.0

                  Star from summer to fall

                  By Wenreyn

                  from brookville, pa

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  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 vivian

                    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 AGS

                    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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                      Shipping

                      Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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                      Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                      • Echinacea White Swan

                        Echinacea White Swan

                      • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                        All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                      • Garden Gloves

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