Black-eyed susan

Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'

Black-eyed susan - Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii  'Goldsturm'

Common Name: Black-eyed susan
Genus: Rudbeckia
Species: fulgida var. sullivantii
Cultivar: 'Goldsturm'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Brown, Gold, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: August to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Large golden-yellow daisy-like flowers up to 12cm (5in) across with cone-shaped blackish-brown centres from August to October. This award-winning black-eyed Susan looks great planted in bold drifts with other late summer-flowering perennials and ornamental grasses. Coping well in a sunny spot it's ideal for the middle of a border that doesn't dry out over summer.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring. Support with ring stakes or brushwood well before the flowers appear.


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