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Rudbeckia Black Eyed Susan

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$17.99
  • Bold yellow flower clusters with large brown centers that attract birds and butterflies
  • Matures to 2-3' wide by 2-3' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 5 - 9
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When you think of a lively, spirited garden, the Rudbeckia Goldsturm, or Black-eyed Susan, often comes to mind. This popular perennial possesses the unique ability to energize any garden with its radiant yellow flowers.

Standing 2 to 3 feet tall, the Rudbeckia Goldsturm adorns your garden with daisy-like flowers, dark brown centers, and golden-yellow petals. This remarkable plant is native to North America, flourishing in various landscapes and making it a perfect choice for your garden borders, mass plantings, or as a centerpiece.

A standout feature of the Rudbeckia Goldsturm is its lengthy blooming period. From mid-summer to early fall, your garden will be awash with a sea of yellow flowers, attracting butterflies and bees.

This plant is known for its resilience, thriving in dry or xeriscape gardens thanks to its drought tolerance. It also thrives in heat and humidity, making it adaptable to various climates.

Black-eyed Susans love the sun but can also handle partial shade. It adapts to different soil types, including clay and sandy soils. Although it requires regular watering initially, once established, it needs minimal watering, making it a low-maintenance option for your garden.

Caring for Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia

Pruning and Maintenance

Deadhead the spent flowers on your Black Eyed Susan to prolong its blooming period. Simply cut back the faded flowers to the nearest set of leaves or stems. Deadheading encourages the plant to produce more blooms. To promote new growth, you can prune the plant to about 6 inches above the ground in late fall or early spring.

Watering and Fertilizing

While the Rudbeckia Goldsturm is known for its drought tolerance, it still needs regular watering, especially during dry periods. Water deeply once a week, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so be mindful. Fertilize the plant in early spring with a balanced slow-release fertilizer to encourage healthy growth and plenty of blooms.

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia Spacing

For solid mass plantings, space Black Eyed Susan plants 24-36 inches apart. For individual perennial plantings, plant them 36+ inches apart

  • Scientific Name
    Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'
  • Hardiness Zone
    5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Deciduous
  • Features
    Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Fast Growth, Flowering, Sun Loving
  • Feature Color
    Yellow
  • Uses
    Accent, Border, Cut Flowers, Mass Planting, Mixed Garden Bed, Xeriscaping
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Summer, Fall

Growing Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9

Map of USDA Zones 5-9

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Rudbeckia Black Eyed Susan

$17.99

When you think of a lively, spirited garden, the Rudbeckia Goldsturm, or Black-eyed Susan, often comes to mind. This popular perennial possesses the unique ability to energize any garden with its radiant yellow flowers.

Standing 2 to 3 feet tall, the Rudbeckia Goldsturm adorns your garden with daisy-like flowers, dark brown centers, and golden-yellow petals. This remarkable plant is native to North America, flourishing in various landscapes and making it a perfect choice for your garden borders, mass plantings, or as a centerpiece.

A standout feature of the Rudbeckia Goldsturm is its lengthy blooming period. From mid-summer to early fall, your garden will be awash with a sea of yellow flowers, attracting butterflies and bees.

This plant is known for its resilience, thriving in dry or xeriscape gardens thanks to its drought tolerance. It also thrives in heat and humidity, making it adaptable to various climates.

Black-eyed Susans love the sun but can also handle partial shade. It adapts to different soil types, including clay and sandy soils. Although it requires regular watering initially, once established, it needs minimal watering, making it a low-maintenance option for your garden.

Caring for Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia

Pruning and Maintenance

Deadhead the spent flowers on your Black Eyed Susan to prolong its blooming period. Simply cut back the faded flowers to the nearest set of leaves or stems. Deadheading encourages the plant to produce more blooms. To promote new growth, you can prune the plant to about 6 inches above the ground in late fall or early spring.

Watering and Fertilizing

While the Rudbeckia Goldsturm is known for its drought tolerance, it still needs regular watering, especially during dry periods. Water deeply once a week, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so be mindful. Fertilize the plant in early spring with a balanced slow-release fertilizer to encourage healthy growth and plenty of blooms.

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