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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
 
4.0

(based on 9 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long bloom time (5)
  • Low maintenance (5)
  • Pest resistant (5)
  • Reliable growth (5)
  • Vivid colors (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Erosion control (4)
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    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    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!

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                • Personal

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

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                Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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                • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

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