Rudbeckia Goldsturm

Growing Black Eyed Susans

Rudbeckia Goldsturm (sometimes misspelled Rudbeckia Goldstrum) is the most popular black eyed Susan perennial growing in the U.S. today.

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With its huge yellow-orange coneflowers and big deep chocolate centers, it’s easy to see why Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm is such a hit.

Each bloom consists of 12-15 long, narrow petals that curve downward. The petals meet in the middle underneath a raised, round ball in which the black eyed Susan seeds develop.

The flowers are held atop stiff stems as much as 40 inches tall. They arrive in late July and continue through early October.

Black Eyed Susan flowers are the glory of the late summer garden. For best effect, plant perennial Rudbeckia in large drifts or dot groups of 5-7 plants throughout the perennial border.

Growing Black Eyed Susan

Set black eyed Susan plants 18-24 inches apart in average soil for best results. Though this variety will tolerate poor soil, a moderately fertile and moist soil will encourage better performance.

Full sun to part shade will work as Rudbeckia fulgida Goldsturm is not picky.

This is a tough, low-maintenance plant which will withstand drought and considerable neglect. It is also mildew and deer resistant.

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