24-30" tall x 18-24" wide, this is at or near the top of every experts list of the best perennials of all. In fact, it won Perennial Plant of the Year in 1999. 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.
AM014074 (Plant - 3" Pot)
AM015656 (Tray of 16)
AM015658 (Tray of 32)
Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm
Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Mid summer to early fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the surface after watering in.
Stems and oval leaves are covered with rough textured hairs.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Dry, Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Perennial Plant of the Year 1999.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Toxic to livestock in large amounts.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|