Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan, Coneflower.
Zones 4 to 10, Sun.
Plants reach 24 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide;
Growth rate: Moderate, easy to grow.
1999 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year.
Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit 1993
Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit 2002
Bright gold petals with a deep brown cone highlights the garden in late summer. 'Goldsturm' is a long-blooming, low maintenance perennial. Disease and pest resistant, with long lasting cut flower. Provides seeds in the winter for birds and nectar for butterflies. Adaptable to a wide variety of soil conditions in full to partial sun. Once established, spreads somewhat rapidly. Deadhead to prolong blooming season, or do not deadhead if you want winter interest and the seeds to provide a source of food for small birds.
Outstanding in mass plantings, as a border perennial, meadow and prairie gardens as well as a noninvasive ground cover.
Thirty (30) plants per flat (or tray). Approximate Plug Measurements: 3 inches deep x 2 inches wide.