Bright golden blooms and a fast-growing, easy-care nature make it the perfect companion to our other daisy varieties.
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Bloom Time: Mid to late Summer
Zones: 3 to 10
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Black-Eyed Susan Product Details
Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'
Partial Shade/Full Sun
18" - 30" tall, upright and bushy
18 - 24"
18" - 24"
4 - 9 (-30 degrees F)
Coarse, dark green laceolate to ovate, 3"- 6" long, almost bract-like
1"- 2" petals encircle a nearly black cone of disk flowers
Golden-yellow with nearly black centers
Prefers full sun, but will do well in partial shade. Will benefit from watering in extreme drought.
Well drained but not overly rich soil.
Fast once established which takes approximately 8 - 12 weeks
A bold long blooming perennial that is easy to grow and requires little care. Noted for it's solid mass, almost a carpet effect of blooms that grow to a uniform height and last for months. Very long lived and tolerant of clay soils and mild drought conditions. Discovered in Czechoslovakia in 1937 by Heinrich Hagemann chief gardener of the famous Karl Foerster. Because of WWII this plant was not introduced into the trade until 1949. The name translates to 'Gold Storm'.
Remove spent blooms to encourage repeat blooming.
Provides winter interest if seed heads left on. Also dried flower heads become a food source for small birds. The Perennial Plant Associations 1999 Perennial Plant of the Year.
Black-Eyed Susan Customer Reviews
I just love this flower!!!!!Review by Marcine - Firestone, CO Posted on 2012-08-03 00:23:21
To me this is the perfect daisy like flower. Tolerates drought, handles cold, and keeps coming back year after year. Mine are mixed in with Shasta Dasies (which are a bit taller) and they compliment each other well. I just love the yellow color as well.