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Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan

 

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'Goldsturm' Black Eyed Susan brings a burst of showy color to the full-sun garden. Golden yellow, daisy-like petals surround nectar-rich, brown center 'buttons' set atop deep green foliage. Unbothered by most pests, poor soils, drought and humidity, 'Goldsturm' is easygoing and the perfect addition to flower arrangements and pollinator gardens. Deer resistant and long-lasting. (Rudbeckia fulgida)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Native
Native
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Great for Mass Plantings
Great for Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 24-36" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid summer to early fall
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU AFLXS21

Plant Information

24-30" tall x 18-24" wide, 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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ABLXSXX
146PER (Plant - 3" pot) - Out of stock.
AFLXS21 (Plant - 3.5" pot)
146PER16 (Tray of 16) - Out of stock.
146PER32 (Tray of 32) - Out of stock.
Common Name Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm
Botanical Name Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Size 3-4" flowers
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Growth Rate Medium
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
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Stems and oval leaves are covered with rough textured hairs.
Native Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Tolerates Dry Sites
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Containers, Native, Extended Blooms, Low Maintenance, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Awards 1999 Perennial of the Year.
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Toxic to livestock in large amounts.
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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American MeadowsGoldsturm Black Eyed Susan
 
4.4

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (8)
  • Healthy (8)
  • Reliable growth (8)
  • Hardy (7)
  • Low maintenance (7)

Cons

  • Slow growth (3)

Best Uses

  • Garden (8)
  • Erosion control (5)
  • Outdoors (5)
  • Border control (3)
  • Raised beds (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (10), Getting started (5), Casual hobbyist (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Grew well in difficult conditions

These arrived in great packaging at the proper planting time for Texas. They were small, but grew moderately during the hot dry conditions of summer. They seemed to rebound during the fall months...Read complete review

These arrived in great packaging at the proper planting time for Texas. They were small, but grew moderately during the hot dry conditions of summer. They seemed to rebound during the fall months and have shown signs of spreading in size. We look forward to a larger display in 2017. Excellent, when others purchased at Big Box didn't make it through the summer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Blakc Eyed Susan

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.

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.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful

By 

from New York

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Lawn
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about American Meadows Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan:

    I planted 1 Rudbeckia Goldsturm last spring and it bloomed the same year. It continued blooming throughout the summer and by fall it spread enough to form another plant. It survived well in clay soil.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Robust Plant

    By 

    from New Hampshire

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan:

      Potted the plant on arrival to grow out and establish good root system before transplanting to garden. Flowered in pot and continued flowering when transplanted into garden.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Beautiful.

      By 

      from Bentonville, Ar

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attracted butterflies this year
      • Attractive
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan:

        Had lots of butterflies this year

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Grew well in difficult conditions

        By 

        from North Texas

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Patio

          Comments about American Meadows Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan:

          These arrived in great packaging at the proper planting time for Texas. They were small, but grew moderately during the hot dry conditions of summer. They seemed to rebound during the fall months and have shown signs of spreading in size. We look forward to a larger display in 2017. Excellent, when others purchased at Big Box didn't make it through the summer.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product!

          By 

          from Indianapolis, IN

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Outdoors

            Comments about American Meadows Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan:

            I bought three Black Eyed Susans. Two grew pretty well for the first year. The third one I need to move to get more sun.

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            • Personal

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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 Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan:

            Love this product very much.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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 Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan:

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

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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 Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan:

                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.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                wonderful products

                By 

                from GA

                About Me Getting Started

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                Pros

                • Reliable Growth

                Cons

                • Susceptible to Pests

                Best Uses

                • Border Control

                Comments about American Meadows Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan:

                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.

                (2 of 2 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 Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan:

                  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.

                  (3 of 3 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 Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan:

                      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.

                      (2 of 2 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 Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan:

                        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.

                        (2 of 2 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 Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan:

                        Love these flowers, will be buying more

                        (2 of 2 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 Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan:

                        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 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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 Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan:

                          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 Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan:

                            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

                            About Me Avid Gardener

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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 Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan:

                              Grew super fast, strong and healthy

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Star from summer to fall

                              By 

                              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 Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan:

                                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

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                                Pros

                                • Accurate Instructions

                                Cons

                                • Did not flower at all

                                Best Uses

                                • Garden

                                Comments about American Meadows Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan:

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

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Hardy Black Eyed Susan-Great Plant!

                                By 

                                from Clive, IA

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                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Garden
                                  • Restoring Prairie ground

                                  Comments about American Meadows Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan:

                                  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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